Scott Calls for Testing Changes in Florida GOP Ad

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Scott says there should be "no more teaching to the test" in a new television advertisement sponsored by the Florida Republican Party.

Scott, shown at a school with children walking past him, says he's listening to parents and teachers who are frustrated with the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

The governor says in the ad that the state needs a better measure of student progress. He was short on specifics, though, when reporters asked him what he had in mind on Tuesday.

Scott said new tests being developed to replace the FCAT should be "analytical rather than just asking for some memorization."

Democratic Party of Florida spokeswoman Brannon Jordan dismissed the ad as an attempt to lift Scott's low poll numbers by latching onto a popular issue.

AP-WF-08-21-12 2117GMT

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