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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

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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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Fla. Students Average 41% On Algebra 1 Test

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.

CBS4–06/08/2011

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S. Fla. Students Struggle On FCAT

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.

CBS4–06/06/2011

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3rd Grade FCAT Scores Set For Release

Another round of FCAT scores will be released Thursday. This time, the Department of Education will release third-grade reading and math scores.

CBS4–05/26/2011

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