5 Florida districts seek review of state test results

Five Florida school districts that represent close to 40% of the state's students are calling on state schools chief Eric Smith to convene a panel of experts to review the results of this year's state tests before releasing individual school's grades. The districts cite "significant anomalies" with the results, which are used to grade schools, determine placement and bonus pay for teachers and principals, and will be part of the state's Race to the Top bid. Smith has expressed "confidence" in the results but says he will order an independent review of the scores.

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