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Goodbye high school FCAT? Hello, end-year exams



The days of using the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test as a high school exit exam might soon become history.

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is pressing ahead with a plan to replace the high school-level FCAT with end-of-course exams, beginning next year with math.

The science and reading exams would follow, with the goal of making a complete transition within four years. The House and Senate education committees are preparing to jointly roll out the legislation next month.

Democrats have already unveiled their own version of the idea in both chambers.

Read more on the proposal.

-- Jeff Solochek, Ron Matus

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:15pm]


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