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SB 1734: Student Assessment in the Public Schools


Student Assessment in the Public Schools; Provides that the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) shall be discontinued. Requires the High School Competency Test (HSCT) to replace the grade 10 FCAT. Requires a student to earn passing scores on the HSCT to qualify for a standard high school diploma. Requires the State Board of Education to designate passing scores. Provides for implementation beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Education Pre-K - 12
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
  2. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/4/2011 Senate • Filed
3/10/2011 Senate • Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Budget -SJ 196
• Introduced -SJ 196
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Education Pre-K - 12