Seminole County wants to scrap FSA, use national standardized tests

District to ask state to use other tests

SANFORD, Fla. - School board members with Seminole County schools have directed the superintendent to have staff draft language for a waiver they wish to send to the Florida Department of Education seeking to use other national standardized tests.

The tests, such as the PSAT and SAT, are 98 percent in line with Common Core as opposed to the FSA AIR exams, the district said.

The waiver would go in effect next year. School officials said staff will draft the waiver language for board approval prior to submission to Tallahassee.

Board members said they feel that with all the computer problems the district has had with the FSA AIR tests that it's not fair to students and it's not a test that that has been proven valid.

Other existing tests, such as the PSAT and SAT, have been validated, are in line with Common Core and could help school districts measure themselves against other districts across the country, officials said.

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