Florida Opt Out Alert
Florida parents, teachers and students should be aware of a chance to opt out of a test coming up in February. The FCAT Writes! test is process writing. It is not required for graduation.
This test exists for one reason- part of school grades. Feel free to opt out of this test. Be polite but remember you can refuse to take this meaningless test.
Remember a few years ago when a writing test grader told the public about what happened in grading sessions? Scores are fixed and there needs to be a certain amount at each score level.
Students are being used as political tools and the writing test is one of the hammers.
Since reading a lot helps your vocabulary and writing- I suggest you request to read while the test is given.