Public schools

FL Slammed After Lowering Standard for School Assessments

Moving the goal post

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In the if-you-don't-like-the-rules-just-change-them category:

Last year, Florida gave a new standardized writing test to students in various grades and the scores were awful: Only 27 percent of fourth-graders had proficient scores, down from the previous year's 81 percent. So the state's Board of Education voted to lower the passing score on this exam.

This week, the same board voted to change the system that assigns letter grades to each school based largely on test scores.