News in Brief
Florida to Reward Teachers for High SAT, ACT Scores
Florida teachers may be eligible for bonuses of up to $10,000 if they scored well on their SAT or ACT college-entrance exams, no matter how many years ago they took them.
The state's new budget provides $44 million for "highly effective" teachers to get bonuses if they scored in the top 20 percent of students who took the test when they did.
Some are questioning the bonuses, which may be the first of their kind in the country, arguing that there are better measures of teacher effectiveness and that teachers likely are far more skilled than they were when they took the exams.
Vol. 34, Issue 37, Pages 4-5