Florida Standards Assessments’ replacement increases testing time

Computer-based testing gives 9-year-old Sailor Hulbert a headache. This year, she has to sit in front of a screen and click through questions three times instead of bubbling in a test booklet once.
“It’s kind of overwhelming,” the Kimball Wiles Elementary student said of the new testing model for the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking or FAST.

Sailor and students across Alachua County Public Schools began taking standardized tests with the new Florida Assessment of Student Thinking less than a month into the school year. Students in VPK through 10th grade will participate in this assessment three times a year.

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