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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test

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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.



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.



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.


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.



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.



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.



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.



S. Fla. Students Score Well On FCAT Writing

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.


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Get Your #2 Pencils – FCATs Get Underway

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.


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Free Breakfast For Students On First Day Of FCAT’s

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.