TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — The results are in for Florida’s Comprehensive Assessment Test also known as the FCAT.
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) announced the results Friday, May 23rd.READ MORE: Hundreds Gathered In Wynwood To Protest Violence Against Palestinians
More than half of third-grade students passed the math and reading standardized exams.
Fifty-seven percent of third graders scored at a level 3 or higher in 2014, the same as the previous year. Fifty-eight percent reached the passing score in math, also unchanged from 2013.
While the state’s performance in third grade reading remained unchanged from the previous year, both Miami-Dade and Broward counties were up three percent, according to FDOE.
Miami-Dade improved from 53 percent scoring Level 3 and above in 2013 to 56 percent. Broward improved from 54 percent scoring Level 3 and above in 2013 to 57 percent.READ MORE: Frost Science Opens New Exhibit Centered Around Pterosaurs
Florida students must score a level 2 or higher in reading on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in order to advance to the next grade. Nineteen percent scored a level 1 in 2014, though it was still unknown exactly how many of those students would be retained.
This year marks the last administration of the FCAT. Students will take a new exam aligned with the Common Core standards next year.
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