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New standards for students facing the FCAT

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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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Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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