And folks they need kids to take it. Not so they can determine how children are doing, they really don’t care but so they can continue down the privatization route they started. If tests were to serve a legitimate and important purpose there would be one the first week of school to see what kids need and one the last to see if they got it.
So I’m not saying have your kid skip the FCAT but what I am saying is if I had a smart high schooler going to go to college who was going to take the ACT, I would give them the option and that’s more of a choice than the school choice crowd would give them.
To read more click the links: http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2012/12/24/whos-required-to-take-the-fcat/