New standards for students facing the FCAT
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.
James says the higher standards may make good school grades harder to maintain.
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