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.
The battle over teacher evaluations and merit pay takes center stage in Tallahassee Wednesday.
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.
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.
Two opponents of the FCAT take aim at the controversial test on CBS4′s News & Views with Eliott Rodriguez this weekend.
Results from the FCAT reading and writing parts of the test paint a very bad picture for students moving through the Florida school system.
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.