Looking to avoid another botched rollout of school grades this year, the State Board of Education on Tuesday asked Education Commissioner Tony Bennett to appoint a task force to examine the test scores used to calculate the grades.
South Florida and the rest of the state received the first results Friday of the 2013 FCAT tests. Those tests include FCAT 2.0 writing and third-grade FCAT 2.0 reading and mathematics assessments.
As the school year comes to a close, the final set of scores from this year’s Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test were released Tuesday and state education officials said the scores are better than they expected but South Florida numbers were lower than the state average in most cases.
Since its inception, Florida schools and their students have had a lot riding on the scores of the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT).
The preliminary results of the latest round of Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests didn’t exactly make the grade. The state’s Board of Education has scheduled an emergency conference call for Tuesday to discuss reducing the passing grade.
They’ve studied, they’ve reviewed and they’ve taken practice tests. Nearly two million Florida public school students will begin to take the state administered Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
It’s going to be a little bit tougher starting next year to pass the Florida Comprehensive Test after the state Board of Education approved a new set of passing scores for the test.
The state is considering raising the bar for students who have to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
Six schools in danger of being closed because of low performance, including one visited by President Barack Obama earlier this year, will likely be granted waivers.