Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test
Some South Florida students will need to put on their thinking caps Tuesday – or should that be their writing caps?
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.
Since its inception, Florida schools and their students have had a lot riding on the scores of the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT).
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.
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.
South Florida kids put their minds to it and produced. FCAT scores for elementary and middle schools are out, and they are up, outpacing the rest of the state.