FCAT Effects on School Grades

June 20
11:59pm

Inflated scores on Florida's standardized assessment test will largely be excluded from the calculation of Florida's A to F grades for schools.

The FCAT is the primary measuring stick used to give letter grades to the state's schools.

But officials have been struggling with a too-easy third grade reading portion of the 2006 test.

The state board of education approved a one-year change to its letter grade calculations, eliminating third grade reading results from the scoring in most cases.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2007 at 10:26 AM
    I really wish our governor would do away with teh FCAT altogether. because every child is not testing material. A lot of children are not good at testing, especially under peer pressure or stress.
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