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Viewpoint: The ‘They changed the formula’ education excuse

By Jac Wilder VerSteeg, Context Florida Florida’s national ranking by Education Week has dropped precipitously, to No. 28. In 2013, Florida was ranked No. 6….

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FCAT math: More than half of middle schoolers failed, but percentage is better than 2013

The FCAT math score showed some improvement over 2013 at most grade levels, except for third (49 percent, down 3) and fourth (55 percent, down…

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FCAT reading scores show Escambia elementary schools the same, middle slightly up and high school down over 2013

The Florida Department of Education has posted the 2014 FCAT scores. Escambia County still remains below the state averages in reading for all grades. Elementary…

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Global Learning Academy continues to slide

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…

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FCAT Gets Feisty

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…

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No FCAT Letter Example For Schools

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…

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Sixty-Seven percent of African-American students passed at Cordova Park

We have learned that a letter similar to one we published from Suter Elementary was also sent home by Cordova Park. In checking FCAT scores…

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Thomas barely holds on to Paul FCAT gains

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…

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More insanity: Tie teacher’s comp to FCAT

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….

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