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Florida to Reward Teachers for High SAT, ACT Scores

By Tribune News Service — August 04, 2015 1 min read
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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.

A version of this article appeared in the August 05, 2015 edition of Education Week as Florida to Reward Teachers for High SAT, ACT Scores

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