| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:28 AM
The sample questions for Florida's new standardized exam included an error on a fifth-grade math problem, which listed two correct answers but insisted one was incorrect. Though the error was quickly fixed, it prompted criticism -- and some mockery --from...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:59 PM
When students take a new standardized exam next year, many of the questions they'll tackle will come from Utah — despite a push for a "test specifically designed for Florida's needs."
Florida will spend more than $5 million to lease test questions...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The good news is that the FCAT — the high-stakes test that promised to hold Florida schools more accountable for teaching our kids — is about to be replaced with a better test.
But as the FCAT exits stage left after 16 years, its final...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Florida's work on FCAT's replacement is "on time and on schedule," and educators will get more details about the new exams, including sample questions, on June 30, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said this morning.
Stewart, speaking at the State...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Florida is to release its last batch of 2014 standardized tests on Monday, announcing scores for its end-of-course exams. For students, the most crucial is the algebra 1 exam, which they must pass to earn a high school diploma.
The Florida Department of...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Students across the state performed slightly better on most of Florida's standardized tests in math, reading and science, results released Friday show.
The Florida Department of Education released the last set of FCAT results that included reading...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Most scores from the 2014 FCAT are to be released Friday morning. This is to include large batches of math, reading and science scores from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test given this spring, the Florida Department of Education said.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Lynne Rigby, a Seminole County mom who teaches online photography classes, typically uses her blog to showcase photos of her five children for friends and family to enjoy. Friday, she posted something very different, a blog entry titled "Why I am...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Florida teachers and students are to get a first peek at the state's new language arts and math tests next month, the Florida Department of Education said in a recent memo to school superintendents. The new standardized exams are to replace FCAT's math,...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Three hundred elementary schools -- and likely at least a handful in Central Florida -- will have to add an hour to their day next year, using the time for extra reading instruction, under the budget the Florida Legislature just approved. For the past two...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:17 PM
UPDATE: The scores have been released.
The first batch of 2014 FCAT scores are to be released Friday. This will include scores for the key third-grade reading exam, which helps determine whether students advance to fourth grade or stay back in third....
| May 23, 2014
| 2:38 PM