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Alachua County students are on the "write" track

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Alachua County Public School students earned higher marks than last year on the FCAT writing test they took back in March. The writing results released today show the district’s scores above the state averages in elementary and high school and matching the state average in middle school. Alachua County Public Schools spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says Alachua County staff and students worked hard for
this victory.

“This has been a very traumatic time, obviously for teaching and for public education, but our educators kept their focus on the students, where it needs to be, and they should be very proud today,” she said.

Florida significantly raised the bar for students on the writing test this year. The higher standard is expected to have an impact on school and district grades, which are expected to be released in the fall.

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