Now that "thousands" of seniors in Florida will not be graduating because they didn’t pass the state’s standardized test, the legislature is scrambling to pass a bill to allow alternative methods for declaring these kids literate and giving them their diploma. The state board of education has already rejected any alternatives but a law passed by the legislature and signed by brother Jeb will probably set everything right.
One alternative noted in the article is for the kids to use their scores on the SAT. The Florida Department of Education has determined they would need a minimum of 370 on the verbal and 350 on the math to equal a passing score on the test. 370? Don’t you get 200 points just for showing up?