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Calls To Suspend State-Mandated Testing Intensify

Six weeks into the school year, educators and parents across Florida again are sounding alarms about the state’s ability to conduct reliable and fair testing in the spring.

Twelve school districts, representing about half the state’s public school enrollment, are preparing to take their concerns to state officials. Among their worries: The tests haven’t been properly validated; school district lack adequate technology; and teachers haven’t received enough training.