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SB 258: Student Assessment in Public Schools


Student Assessment in Public Schools; Terminates the administration of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to students in grades 9 through 12. Requires that the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) replace the grade 10 FCAT for purposes of measuring a student's knowledge and skills. Requires that students earn passing scores on the PSAT/NMSQT to qualify for a standard high school diploma. Provides for application beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2012-2013 school year, etc.

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. Higher Education (HE)
  3. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/15/2010 Senate • Filed
1/5/2011 Senate • Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Higher Education; Budget -SJ 29
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 29
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Education Pre-K - 12