by Marilyn Wills
This must have been a highly anticipated Hot Topics event in Tallahassee. On one side was Patricia Levesque, the Executive Director for his foundation, Foundation for Excellence, founded by Jeb Bush. On the other side was Rosanne Wood, former principal of one of the nation’s top 6 innovative high schools. Ms. Levesque touts Florida’s education gains. Ms. Wood wonders about shifting denominators in statistics and the impact of testing on students and teachers.
Why we should test and why we should reconsider how tests are used was the focus of the meeting. There was some agreement, but the perspectives on testing were very different. These are the talking points. We need to know them inside and out. Read the report from the Leon County League.Continue reading