The FCAT is coming
It's that much anticipated, or dreaded, time of year when the results to our FCAT begin to trickle in. Tomorrow come the writing scores for the fourth-, eighth- and tenth-graders who took the exam. The next set due out should tell how many third graders face retention and how many seniors still haven't passed the sophomore-level exit test. School grades aren't far behind. School districts obviously care, as they're already preparing to answer reporters' and parents' usual questions. At least one district has told its principals to start looking for trends in the past years' stats so they can be ready. Question for you: Do you care, too? Your answers could help guide reporting for days to come.