Florida to end placement tests for colleges..

As someone whose college has these tests AND whose courses are full of reading and writing, this sounds like a disaster.  Imagine for a moment that you’re taking one of my courses and you haven’t been adequately prepared.  The reading, writing etc.. that would be required of you would be overwhelming.  You’d probably withdraw, thinking you’re not smart enough — but, instead you don’t have the academic skills to handle the course.  That’s like the difference between saying you can’t drive because you’re blind and will always be blind, and saying that you haven’t been taught to drive.  Generations of college students in Florida will pay the price.


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June 5, 2013 · 9:41 am

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