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Technical Glitch Causes FCAT Testing Problems

Several Florida school districts are having trouble administering the state’s standardized test because of a computer glitch.


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Fla. Chooses New Test To Replace FCAT Next Year

Florida is picking a new test to replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test that has been a mainstay in the state’s schools for more than a decade.

CBS Tampa–03/17/2014

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Florida Adopting Nationwide Education Standards

Florida’s schools are adopting uniform academic standards shared with most other states, but the move is not creating the kind of uproar that’s surrounded some other major changes in public education.


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Florida Governor Scott Wants To Look At Changes To FCAT

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott says he wants to take a look at changes in Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, saying that testing is necessary but there might be too much of a […]


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Florida 3rd Graders Score Lower On FCAT As Predicted

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Fewer third graders have passed the tougher new Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test’s reading and math exams, just as predicted. Results released Thursday show that 56 percent are reading and 58 percent […]


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Florida Now Giving Parents More FCAT Information

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state Department of Education is launching a campaign to give parents more information about the new, tougher version of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. It was launched Monday, six days […]


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Half Of Florida High School Students Fail FCAT Test

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State education officials say about half of Florida’s ninth and 10th grade students failed the reading portion of the new, more rigorous Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. High school students must pass […]


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Dramatic Drop In Preliminary FCAT Writing Scores

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Preliminary results show a dramatic decline in writing scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The State Board of Education on Monday responded by scheduling an emergency conference call meeting for […]

CBS Tampa–05/14/2012

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