House and Senate education committees this week gathered input from stakeholders regarding reforms to teacher contracts, pay, evaluations, and training. Rep. Bill Proctor and Sen. Stephen Wise will be shepherding the proposals in their respective chambers. Meanwhile, this week, Florida science scores on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) were announced. The NAEP is the most reliable benchmark of national student performance and is considered the "nation's report card." Florida's fourth grade students scored above the national average, while eighth grades scored below the national average.