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Wait another week

Fcat Yet another round of FCAT scores - the big one, including the results for fourth- through tenth-graders - was expected to be released this week. No more.

K-12 chancellor Frances Haithcock informed superintendents late Friday that a variety of factors, such as having the tests scored at the same time as other states' annual exams, has delayed the release. Now the numbers are due out next week - after all our area schools have finished classes.

That can only hurt schools' efforts to get students who need extra help into summer programs (if districts can still afford them). But better to take the time to get it done right than hurry and face another scoring fiasco, right?

After the big data dump, just one final FCAT announcement will remain - the setting of school grades and adequate yearly progress achievement. That's not expected until mid-July (for now, anyway).

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:45am]


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