S420 GENERAL BILL by Bullard (Identical H 0209, Compare H 0473,
CS/CS/H 7053, CS/CS/2ND ENG/S 0004, S 0120, S 1154)
Student Assessment/Public Schools/FCAT [SPSC]; Terminates the
administration of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to
students in grades 9 through 12. Requires the Preliminary SAT/National
Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to replace the grade 10
FCAT for purposes of measuring a student's knowledge and skills.
Requires students to earn passing scores on the PSAT/NMSQT to qualify
for a standard high school diploma, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
10/13/09 SENATE Filed
12/09/09 SENATE Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Education Pre-K - 12
03/02/10 SENATE Introduced, referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Education Pre-K
- 12 Appropriations -SJ 00037
04/30/10 SENATE Died in Committee on Education Pre-K - 12, companion bill(s)
passed, see CS/CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2010-22)
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