School Board Member Fights Back

Session Presenter: Judge Rick Roach
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This session will focus on Judge Rick Roach’s fight against high stakes testing as he chronicles his taking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests for Reading and Math, failing the tests, and ultimately advocating the end to high stakes testing in Florida.

Session Speaker

Judge Rick Roach

Rick Roach, Orange County School Board Member

Judge Rick Roach was elected to the Orange County, Florida School Board in November 1998 and was re-elected to a fourth term in 2010. He has been a resident of Orange County for thirty years. He holds a bachelor of science degree in education and master of arts degree in education and educational psychology. Recently, Roach became known for his prowess; he assessed the standardized assessment test, commonly known as the FCAT. Rick’s study led him to ask Are low FCAT Scores the Tests Fault? Roach was a teacher, counselor and coach in Orange County for 14 years. For the last 25 years he has trained over 18,000 educators in classroom management and course delivery skills in six eastern states.

Roach serves on the board of the Orange County Foundation.

Roach is the father of five children and he has two grandchildren.