I support a reduction in testing

Use the easy tool below to contact your legislators. Tell them Florida's children should spend more time learning and less time testing. Tell them to support the bipartisan effort to roll back excessive testing in Florida's public schools.

A bipartisan group of senators has sponsored a bill to reduce the number of the use of testing in Florida's public schools. In addition, the bill eliminates many end of course exams and removes the use of student test scores in teacher evaluation formulas. Districts could use a paper and pencil test instead of an online version and results would be required to be provided in a timely manner. The testing bill would also allow for alternative national assessments to be used in lieu of the FSA to satisfy the high school graduation requirement.

At long last, this bill attempts to bring some common sense to the so-called "accountability system" and provides some relief to students, teachers and public schools.

Call then email the senators on the Senate Education Committee. Urge them to vote yes for Senate Bill 964 and reduce excessive testing of our students.  (Please edit the sample email below and make it your own.)