Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
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.
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.
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.
South Florida students will soon begin taking the test they have been prepping for all year.
After hearing from concerned parents, educators and school officials, including Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, the state’s Board of Education passed a revised proposal which changes the way schools are graded.
A proposal which would change the way schools are graded and increase the number of ‘F’ schools in the state dramatically if implemented will be considered Tuesday by the Board of Education.
It’s going to be a little bit tougher starting next year to pass the Florida Comprehensive Test after the state Board of Education approved a new set of passing scores for the test.