ORLANDO, Fla. — A man has become the second to recently challenge the Florida Department of Education on how it scores teacher tests.

WFTS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2scXdqN ) during an administrative hearing Wednesday, Daryl Bryant defended his writing after failing the essay portion of Florida’s teacher certification three times. He’s been teaching physical education at a Cocoa charter school for three years.

Court documents say Bryant alleges the grading process is “invalid and has errors.” On Tuesday 20-year teaching veteran Julie McCue also fought the department after failing the essay on Florida’s educational leadership exam four times.

Department data show in 2014 the essay portion had a 93 percent passing rate for first timers. Passing rates dropped to 63 percent in 2015 after it was revised to be more rigorous. In 2016 rates improved to 69 percent.


Information from: WFTS-TV, http://www.wfts.com/

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