State plan sets goals for students based on race, ethnicity

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Published: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:20 AM.

FORT WALTON BEACH — Educating children can be a tricky business and that has never been more evident as many, including the governor, criticize the newest course set for Florida students.

Earlier this month, the Florida Board of Education released a Strategic Plan, which set proficiency goals for students over the next six years using several factors including race and ethnicity.

The suggested path came after data showed definite gaps between groups, but the State Board of Education’s assertion has been endlessly criticized since the plan was released Oct. 10.

View where local districts are and where they need to go

View answers to frequently asked questions about the Strategic Plan

Read the State's Strategic Plan

An examination of local student performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 during 2011-12, illustrates that undeniable differences in performance exist between the subgroups.

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