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FCAT fiasco: scores wrong

State education officials said Wednesday that they botched one of last year's FCAT tests, putting question marks on everything from school grades and student retention to the status of Florida schools under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. As a remedy, the Department of Education promised an independent panel of experts would audit the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test every year to make sure there are no future glitches.

Said Gov. Charlie Crist: "It doesn't raise my confidence, I can tell you that." More here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:24pm]


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