By: Lanetra Bennett
April 15, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Monday was the first day of F-CAT for Florida school children.
Third through tenth graders will be taking the reading, math, and science portions of the F-CAT.
Fifth graders will join middle and high schoolers in using computers for the math portions for the first time this year.
Testing runs through next week.
Leon County Superintendent Jackie Pons visited local schools to see kids off to a great start.
Pons says, "The students' confidence level was very high. The teachers' confidence level was very high. It was great to see that. It was great to sit down with some of our students to talk to them about reading and to encourage them to do the best that they can all week."
The principal of Astoria Park Elementary School, Marsha Sanders, says, "We've been preparing all year long. Our students have been reading. We've had FCAT assimilations. We've also had FCAT afternoon sessions. We've even had sessions for parents."
Superintendent Pons says for F-CAT testing, students should get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast, and be relaxed.