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Education

Global Learning Academy continues to slide

May 23, 2014

The third graders at Global Learning Academy fell further behind in reading. In all, 53 percent of the elementary schools had a drop in proficient readers. N.B. Cook had the largest percentage reading proficiently.   1…

Education

FCAT Gets Feisty

March 14, 2012

Tensions rose last night at the District School Advisory Council meeting. It’s no surprise that the topic was FCAT. While students and teachers struggle through the spring to not only to get through FCAT preparation and…

News

No FCAT Letter Example For Schools

September 14, 2010

Yesterday IN requested a sample letter from the FDOE for its elementary school FCAT parental notifications. Here is what we were given: Here is a sample of what we provide to Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) in…

Education

Thomas barely holds on to Paul FCAT gains

May 28, 2010

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas dismisses the one point drop in FCAT reading scores for third graders in the Friday edition of the BP marketing solution, Pensacola News Journal. Thomas tells the PNJ that the district held on…

News Politics

More insanity: Tie teacher’s comp to FCAT

March 15, 2010

According to the Miami Herald, there is a bill in the Florida Legislature that will tie half of teacher’s compensation to FCAT and final exams. If this passes, expect teachers to only teach FCAT. Also expect…

News

More FCAT analysis

March 10, 2010

The FCAT statistics indicate that the test scores vary from class to class as the students move through the Escambia County Public School District. Teachers don’t have the same impact year to year. Edgewater (percent below…

News

FCAT Tomfoolery

March 10, 2010

Dark chocolate supposedly boosts a person’s mood. Teachers are putting dark chocolate Kisses on students desks. Also some students are allowed to chew gum while taking the test because it will supposedly keep their minds active.…

News

FCAT prep- is it working? No

March 10, 2010

We know that many of our public schools are spending hours of class time preparing for the FCAT tests. In the schools that have the lowest scores, they have replaced most reading, math and science classes…

Escambia County

Some seniors may not graduate

May 8, 2009

At least 170 Escambia County high school seniors may not receive their diplomas this spring after failing portions of the 10th-grade Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in their last stab at the exam before graduation. 218 students…

Santa Rosa does well on FCAT, too

May 1, 2009

While 12 out of 38 elementary schools in Escambia County equaled or exceeded the state average for the percentage of students who did 4.0 or higher on FCAT writing test. Santa Rosa County had 11 out…

Escambia County

Looking deeper at FCAT scores

May 1, 2009

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas’ press release and the PNJ article on the FCAT are based on the percentage of students that did 3.5 or greater on the FCAT writing test. A higher standard is the percentage of…