Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
The state is considering raising the bar for students who have to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
Under a proposed new scoring system, the percentage of students who fail the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) could potentially skyrocket.
Of Florida’s 2,280 public elementary and middle schools, only 17 scored an “F” on the FCAT. Of the state’s 270 Charter elementary and middle schools, 15 flunked.
In Miami-Dade, a greater percentage of charter schools failed than public schools.
Florida ninth-graders who took the state’s first ever end-of-course Algebra I exam, on average, got only 41-percent of the answers correct.
The Florida Department of Education released the much-anticipated results of the 2011 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). While scores increased in many areas across the state, the news was not quite as good in South Florida.
Another round of FCAT scores will be released Thursday. This time, the Department of Education will release third-grade reading and math scores.
The first round of FCAT scores will be released Wednesday giving South Florida schools a chance to see how students did on the writing portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
They’ve studied, they’ve reviewed and they’ve taken practice tests. For nearly two million Florida public school students it all comes down to Monday when the state begins to administer the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
Nearly two million South Florida students will pick up their pencils Monday and start taking the FCAT’s. But before the test, it’s important to give your children a healthy, well-balanced breakfast and McDonald’s has decided to help out.