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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Suspends 11th Grade Tests

Florida Gov. Rick Scotthad suspended the new 11th grade test in language arts, a move winning praise from school district officials but also concern that it doesn’t go far enough.

The exam had been the subject of criticism, largely because it would not have been a graduation requirement. Some teachers and superintendents feared students would have no incentive to do well — and their scores would have hurt school grades and teacher salaries.

This year would have been the first time high-school juniors in Florida took a state-mandated test in language arts.