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The Hidden Costs of New Florida Testing Enterprise 

Florida has increased testing this year. There are more tests and they take more time. Many schools have gone to double testing sessions each day with morning and afternoon  testing groups. Schools are using gyms, libraries and even auditoriums to handle all the testing. Schools had to buy headphones for each student as well as backup batteries for laptops.

Here are some costs for one Florida school…

Headphones $22,000     

Tables to use for testing in gym  $1,000

Extra laptop batteries to handle more testing  $11,000

Did I mention that with testing from now until the end of May- it will be a rare day when many teachers have anything close to full classes?

Sonny and Cher were right. The beat goes on.


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