by Alan McBride

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- Florida's Education Commissioner says the state should not delay the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards, which are being put in place as Florida gets into its transition away from depending on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test as the key means of determining student achievement.

Commissioner Tony Bennett made his comments about the Common Core transition Wednesday to a group of business interests in Orlando.

Officials representing Florida's teacher's union have said they support the standards and will welcome their implementation.

They've added that their only concern is that things are moving along faster than some districts can keep up.

The new standards are set to be implemented in the 2014-2015 school year, but some officials have said there's a real chance that not every district will have the technology in place in time to meet that deadline.

Bennett's office, with those concerns in mind, says it's working on a back-up plan so that the state won't be caught unprepared.