WCTV | Tallahassee, Thomasville, Valdosta | News, Weather, Sports

FCAT Fallout

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The head of Florida's Department of Education is writing parents to tell them that they shouldn't be overly concerned about the results of the state-required exam that's supposed to measure year-to-year improvements of students, teachers and public schools.

Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson said changes to the testing program resulted in some lower scores, but said the results shouldn't be interpreted as lower performances by students, teachers and schools. About half of the state's ninth and 10th grade students failed the reading portion of the new, more rigorous Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

Robinson explained that new assessment procedures were used to measure progress resulting in the lower scores this year. The scores have prompted some school administrators around the state to call for scrapping the controversial testing program.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 161182605