Florida Association for District School Superintendents

  • Legislative Platform

    Superintendents want Florida to lead the nation in K-12 education. We need legislation that will give us the financial resources and also remove the restrictive obstacles that hinder progress towards that end. Read more

  • Florida Education Investment Trust Fund

    The Florida Association of District School Superintendents and the Florida School Boards Association have created the Florida Education Investment Trust Fund (FEITF). Read more

  • Empowering Effective Teachers

    Empowering Effective Teaching (EET)

    The EET is a partnership between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) to ensure that all FLorida students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and career. Read more

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Events

 
  • Superintendents Role as Educational Leader (New Superintendents)
    Date: May 17-18, 2017
    Location: FHSAA Office, Gainesville
  • FADSS Board of Directors Meeting at the FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: June 15, 2017
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa
  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: June 15-16, 2017
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa

Common Sense Legislation  

Senate Education Committee merges ideas from two key testing bills into one

The changes put the bill more in line with SB 964, a proposal preferred by many critics of the existing high-stakes model.

After Rough Start, Flores' Testing Bill Gets Moving In The Senate...With Changes

“The bill makes several common sense changes to our system. A number of state mandated end-of-course exams are eliminated, including Geometry, Algebra 2, U.S. History and Civics," Montford said at a March press conference on his proposal.

... Montford’s measure also let students to use a paper-and-pencil option to take state tests, and gets rid of the controversial value-added model, a formula based on state test results that’s used to evaluate teachers.

Bipartisan group of senators touts benefits of cutting state tests

SB-964

Florida should inject “common sense” into its school testing system by scrapping some required state exams and providing “stressed out” teachers and students the relief they need, a bipartisan group of state senators said today.

Bill would end these high school end-of-course exams

Montford’s bill (SB  964/HB 1249) has considerably more breadth.

It would eliminate the Florida Standards Assessment in grade 9, all end-of-course exams except for Algebra 1 and Biology. It seeks to find alternates for other statewide exams in high school, such as the ACT or SAT. It would push testing back to the last weeks of the school year. And, by allowing for pencil-and-paper testing, it could free up weeks of time in classrooms.

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