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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test

FCAT

New Test Will Replace FCAT

Students will soon have a new test that will replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test or FCAT.

03/17/2014

FCAT

State Releases FCAT & EOC Results

The Florida Department of Education released more FCAT scores Friday which showed many Florida students continue to struggle with the high-stakes test in reading and math.

CBS Miami–06/07/2013

FCAT

State Releases First FCAT Scores

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.

CBS Miami–05/24/2013

Miami-bred rapper Pitbull speaks to students at his former elementary school. (Source: Eleanor Robinson/Dade Schools)

At His Former School, Pitbull Motivates Kids To Ace FCAT

Armando Pérez, better known as Pitbull, paid a surprise visit to his former elementary school on Friday morning.

CBS4–04/06/2013

(Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Free Breakfast For Students On First Day Of FCATs

Nearly two million South Florida students will soon be picking up their #2 pencils to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, otherwise known as the FCAT. But before the test, it’s important to give your children a healthy, well-balanced breakfast and McDonald’s has decided to help out.

CBS4–04/05/2013

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Bennett: Fla. Needs ‘Plan B’ For FCAT Replacement

Florida’s new education commissioner wants a backup plan in case the anticipated replacement for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, fails to materialize or is delayed.

CBS4–02/19/2013

(Source: AP/Brian Bohannon)

Scott Says Public, Private Schools Should Face Same Standards

On education, Gov. Rick Scott made it clear he supports the notion that all schools – public and private – funded by taxpayers should be held to similar standards.

CBS4–12/12/2012

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

FCAT

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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