New standards for students facing the FCAT

By on December 19th, 2011

The state Board of Education passed a higher FCAT achievement standard this morning. Going forward, new achievement levels for the statewide test will make it tougher for students to earn a passing mark. Marion County School Board member Bobby James says the change is needed, but there isn’t much time to prepare the students.

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James says the higher standards may make good school grades harder to maintain.

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