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High school junior shares downsides of FCAT



Marissa Shearer of Tampa writes a letter on asking why the state grades her school based upon the FCAT. Once students learn the science portion doesn't affect their personal grade --only the school's -- they don't show up or don't take the test seriously, she writes.

"With these negative factors, why would they still enforce this method of grading our school system? I feel that this affects me directly, as my school could possibly have a lower grade for my college to look at, and indirectly, through the cost that the state pays to administer these tests," Marissa writes.

Read her letter, share your views.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:19am]


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