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Gerard Robinson (Source: Florida Department of Education)

FL Education Commissioner Robinson Resigns

Just weeks after Florida Education leaders came under fire for a glitch in the state’s school grading system and FCATs, Commissioner Gerard Robinson is calling it quits.

CBS4–07/31/2012

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Envisions Changes To FCAT, Not Florida Health Care

Referring to the FCAT on Friday, Governor Rick Scott was clear: “I think it’s going to change a lot.”

CBS Miami–07/06/2012

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Final Set Of FCAT 2.0 Scores Reveal Tougher Scoring Standard

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.

CBS4–06/05/2012

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Broward School Board Discusses De-Emphasizing FCATs

Students get worked up over them, parents dread them and teachers now have part of their merit pay based on their results according to a new law. They’re the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Tests.

CBS4–05/30/2012

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Florida Teachers Union Opposing Evaluation Rule

The battle over teacher evaluations and merit pay takes center stage in Tallahassee Wednesday.

CBS4–05/30/2012

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Florida Releases Third Grade FCAT Scores

The 2012 FCAT scores are out for Florida third-graders in reading and math, and thanks to revised exams and a tougher scoring system, the scores are predictably low.

CBS4–05/24/2012

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Fla. DOE Launches FCAT Call Center, Parent Websites

The state Department of Education has launched a new campaign to give parents more information about the new, tougher version of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and other education issues.

CBS4–05/21/2012

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UTD President: Place A Moratorium On The FCAT

Two opponents of the FCAT take aim at the controversial test on CBS4′s News & Views with Eliott Rodriguez this weekend.

CBS4–05/18/2012

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Lowered Standards Don’t Hide Poor FCAT Scores

Results from the FCAT reading and writing parts of the test paint a very bad picture for students moving through the Florida school system.

CBS4–05/18/2012

(Source: AP/Brian Bohannon)

Miami-Dade Prepping For Dismal FCAT Scores

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.

CBS4–05/16/2012

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