To enroll middle-school students in the most challenging math classes, the Pinellas County School district in Florida is trying out an automated system for placing students in math based on three years of state standardized testing data. Some school board members and parents are concerned this could result in students being placed in classes that are too difficult or too easy. School officials say the aim is to ensure students with potential are not left behind and reassured board members that accommodations will be made as needed.
Fla. district adopts automated scheduling for math classes
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