Starting next school year, Florida public elementary-school students who are disappointed in their reading test results may have a new option to help raise their score.
The state Department of Education released a draft rule last week to carry out the state’s new Reading Scholarship Account program.
Students in grades three through five who score below a Level 3 (generally considered a passing score) in reading on their third- or fourth-grade Florida Standards Assessments can apply for the scholarships, worth $500, while supplies last. Lawmakers set aside $9.7 million for the program. Continue Reading →