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MIAMI (Reuters) - Nearly half of Florida high school students failed the reading portion of the state's new toughened standardized test, education officials said on Friday.
Results this year from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test showed 52 percent of freshman students and 50 percent of sophomores scored at their grade levels.
Students in the 10th grade must pass the exam in order to eventually graduate but can retake it if they fail.
The results came days after the Florida State Board of Education voted to lower the standards needed to pass the writing part of the test, known
So they "lower" the writing standard and fail to "lower" the reading part
The results came days after the Florida State Board of Education voted to lower the standards needed to pass the writing part of the test, known as FCAT. The test is administered in public elementary, middle and high schools.
I would certainly agree they have an "Emergency"
The board took the action in an emergency meeting when preliminary results indicated only about one-third of Florida students would have passed this year.
Originally posted by QQXXw
reply to post by MysticPearl
The students can read, they just cannot comprehend the material as well as the school expects.
Most of the jobs out there don't require a high level of reading comprehension anyway.
Originally posted by Cloudsinthesky
You have to speak English before you can pass the test.....There is the root.....
Originally posted by gort51
So whats the use of posting this??
If you're from Florida, you cant read it!!....
IT just says...Blah, blah, blah, Donuts, blah, blah, blah, beer......
Originally posted by MysticPearl
I'm appalled. Lowering the testing standards is the exact opposite of what should be done, which is to raise the standards of the teaching, as well as demand higher standards of our teachers.
Our politicians throw money at any problem they please of grande proportions outside of our borders, while leaving little left to help something as vital as our educational system within our borders.
Originally posted by xavi1000
Dumbing down the population is working fine