Just 24 hours after the state of Florida decided to lower standards to allow more students to pass the written part of the FCAT; the Miami-Dade School Board is debating whether the FCAT is setting expectations correctly or is too hard.
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.
It’s a year of firsts for the Ramz Academy. It’s the school’s first year in operation and it’s the first time they are giving their students the FCATs. Another first – the school’s principal and two employees have been suspended pending termination.
A Little Havana charter school principal is under investigation after school officials say he tampered with Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test booklets.
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.
South Florida students will soon begin taking the test they have been prepping for all year.
Some South Florida students will need to put on their thinking caps – or should that be their writing caps? The first round of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCATs) kicks off Tuesday with the writing portion of the test for 4th, 8th and 10th graders.
A new grading formula could mean more “F’s” for South Florida schools.
The grades are out for Florida’s school districts, and in South Florida, the only districts to get an A report card are Broward and Monroe County. Miami-Dade was rated B, among 23 districts to get that score in results released Monday by the Florida Department of Education.