State sees mostly flat FCAT performance
Scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test were mostly flat this year, according to results released Friday by the state Department of Education.
Reading scores went up one to two percentage points in grades four, five, six, eight and 10. Math scores improved slightly in grades four, five, six and seven. In science, which is taken by fifth and eighth graders, scores rose one to two percentage points.
The only decrease was in eighth grade math. Scores dropped four percentage points, with 47 percent of students tested earning a level 3 or above on a five-point scale.
In Pinellas County, scores were a mix. Scores improved by one percentage point in reading in grades five, six, eight and 10. In math, scores were up in grades four, five and seven, led by a five percentage point jump in the fourth grade. Fifth grade science scores went up six percentage points, while eighth grade science scores were flat, with a one percentage point drop.
Check back for updates. Find scores on the state's website here.