Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test

FCAT

Principal, School Employees May Be Fired Over FCAT Tampering

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.

CBS4–04/17/2012

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Little Havana Charter School Principal Accused Of FCAT Tampering

A Little Havana charter school principal is under investigation after school officials say he tampered with Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test booklets.

CBS4–04/16/2012

FCAT

South Florida Schools Prep For The FCAT 2.0

South Florida students will soon begin taking the test they have been prepping for all year.

CBS4–04/13/2012

School Generic

Educ. Board Approves New School Grading Criteria

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.

CBS4–02/28/2012

education

Grade Change Proposal Would Make More ‘F’ Schools

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.

02/27/2012

FCAT

State Votes To Increase FCAT Scores

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.

CBS4–12/19/2011

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Education Commissioner Wants FCAT Bar Raised

The state is considering raising the bar for students who have to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

CBS4–12/08/2011

FCAT

Proposed FCAT Changes Make It Tougher To Pass

Under a proposed new scoring system, the percentage of students who fail the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) could potentially skyrocket.

CBS4–10/11/2011

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I-Team: Lawmakers React To Charter School FCAT Failures

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.

CBS4–07/06/2011

Renaissance Elementary Charter School is the only school in Miami-Dade County to receive the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award in 2008. (CBS4)

FCAT Results: Charter Schools Have High Failure Rate

In Miami-Dade, a greater percentage of charter schools failed than public schools.

CBS4–07/05/2011

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