Tag Archives: FCAT

Clay County Improves Attendance, Discipline with Classroom Technology

By on April 24th, 2014 | Last updated: April 29, 2014 at 10:28 am

Clay County School District recently implemented iPad technology into its curriculum as part of a district-wide initiative to improve attendance and behavior.

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How Florida Pivoted In Replacing the FCAT And What Happens Next

By on March 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 8:39 am

The state of Florida has accepted a new bid to design and oversee the newest standardized test, which will replace the FCAT beginning next year.

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In the News: Obamacare Enrollment Reaches 5M, High Springs Police Chief Fired, FCAT Replacement For 2015, GM Continues To Recall

By on March 18th, 2014 | Last updated: March 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

Obamacare enrollment hits 5 million with two weeks to go – Numbers released Monday show enrollment for coverage under Obamacare reached 5 million with two weeks left before the March 31 deadline to sign up. The accelerated sign-up pace has [...]

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Controversial Scores Put Numbers On North Central Florida Teachers’ Success

By on February 26th, 2014 | Last updated: April 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm

The Florida Department of Education’s scoring system for teachers is available for public scrutiny after a legal battle with a Jacksonville newspaper.

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In The News: Angry Unemployment Emails, Crist Supports Embargo Lift, ID Thieves on Prowl, Parents Against FCAT

By on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

Email Insights: Long-term unemployment numbers doesn’t look good for Rick Scott – As Florida’s long-term unemployment population is the largest in the country, Gov. Rick Scott is receiving flack from the Florida Democratic Party. The party believes Scott isn’t focused [...]

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Schools Prepare to Bid Farewell to the FCAT

By on January 27th, 2014 | Last updated: January 30, 2014 at 10:54 am

Students in Florida public schools will take the FCAT this spring despite earlier plans to phase out that test in favor of one that measures the new Common Core curriculum, which some districts have already implemented.

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North Central Florida Schools Include Halloween Themes to Complement Curriculum

By on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:36 am

As the Halloween season creeps forward, some schools are choosing to include Halloween themes in students’ lesson plans. However, for Putnam and Columbia County, school districts are focusing on keeping the themes in line with lesson plans.

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April 22, 2013: Morning News In 90

By on April 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm

During this year’s FCAT testing, fifth- and sixth-graders as well as ninth-graders will be using computers for testing. The Boston Marathon’s bombing suspect is being questioned by FBI investigators. The answers are mostly in writing due to a gunshot wound [...]

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First day of FCAT begins in schools

By on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm

The FCAT standardized test begins today in Alachua County schools.

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In the News: Venezuela’s new president, Climate change risks, ‘Trayvon Martin’ targets, FCAT begins, High Springs surveillance

By on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

Nicolas Maduro narrowly wins presidential election in Venezuela – Nicolas Maduro won a slim victory for the Venezuelan presidency. During his campaign, Maduro pledged to continue the socialist transformation former President Hugo Chavez began. Maduro served under Chavez for 20 years. [...]

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