Schools Across North Central Florida Begin FCAT Testing
GAINESVILLE- FCAT Testing begins today for students in grades 3 through 10.
Some parents aren’t happy that there’s so much on the line based on their child’s performance on standardized tests like the FCAT.
Mother of Four April Tisher says, “I hate them, I think they... I mean understand why they have them, I think it’s a good measure but I think making that a make it or break it test score for them to be retained for a grade is not right, because they may do well the whole year and have a bad day on FCAT and that will affect their entire year.”
Schools receive some benefits from high performance on the FCAT as well.
Money is awarded per student to schools that boost their grade or maintain an A grade.
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