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     Florida Chooses Replacement for the FCAT

    On March 17, 2014, Commissioner Pam Stewart announced the selection of the

    not-for-profit American Institutes for Research to provide Florida's new English

    language arts and mathematics assessment to replace FCAT 2.0 exams

    beginning in 2014-15 school year.

     

    State Approves New Name for Common Core State Standards

    On February 18, 2014, the State Board of Education revised elements of the

    Common Core State Standards and renamed the benchmarks the Florida

    Standards. The board voted unanimously to revise the student performance

    standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. The revisions followed

    more than 19,000 comments and suggestions from the public. Here are the

    key changes:

     

    English/Language Arts

    • 13 clarifications

     

    • Addition of cursive writing to 4th and 5th grade standards

     

    Mathematics

    • 24 clarifications

     

    • 2 deleted standards in kindergarten and first grade

     

    • 60 new standards, including 53 for calculus at the high school level

     

    Florida Standards


    These documents from the Florida Department of Education show the

    revised Florida Standards and indicate which standards have been added,

    deleted or amended.

     

     

    Florida Department of Education — Background

    The Common Core State Standards were developed and voluntarily

    adopted by 45 states, including the District of Columbia, four territories

    and the Department of Defense. The Florida State Board of Education

    adopted the Common Core in July of 2010.