New standards are expected to bring lower test scores in Fla.

04/7/2013 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

School officials in South Florida are expecting lower test scores this year following efforts to raise standards and administer new standardized exams. Increases in standards typically produce a one-year drop in performance, said Jane Fletcher, director of accountability and policy research for the Florida Department of Education. Miami-Dade County superintendent Alberto Carvalho said districts need to explain the changes so the changes in results are understood.

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