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More than half of Alachua County highschoolers outperform state peers on FCAT

By on May 24th, 2012

The Florida Department of Education reported Alachua County high school students outperformed their peers statewide on the new FCAT biology and geometry tests. Alachua County School spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says that she is not surprised with the scores.   

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Johnson also added with the new testing things are all new, but the scores are very important to the future of the students.  

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Johnson says Alachua County already has a great history in excelling in math and science and these test scores show that.

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While FCAT scores around the state are down, she said that there are still more scores on the way. 

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51% of local students scored among the top third on the geometry end of the course exam.


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