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Gov. Scott Wants Florida to Create Own Achievement Tests

By: CNN
By: CNN

Florida Governor Rick Scott wants to change the way students are tested.

Earlier this week, the state pulled out of the Common Core State Standards.

Florida was one of several states under a group called PARCC. It was creating a nationwide test to be used next year.

Scott says the government is too involved through PARCC.

"We are focused on continuing to raise our standards but say not to federal intrusion."

Not all teachers agree.

"I'd like to see us move forward with PARCC," said Heidi Smith. "Why? So when we do have students who transfer from one state to another I have that common assessment."

Governor Scott wants the state to create its own test, but Florida's recent problems with the FCat have some wondering if the state can be trusted to do so.


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