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FCAT scores still bad on retake

FCAT scores for high school seniors who have to retake the test because they failed it in the past are never that good, and this year is no exception.

Statewide, 16 percent of them passed the reading portion of the test (up from 15 percent) while 32 percent passed the math portion (up from 26 percent), according to scores released Thursday by the Department of Education.

Twelfth-graders must pass both the reading and math portions of the 10th-grade Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test to graduate. They also must earn enough course credits and a passing grade point average. Many who fail the FCAT also fail to meet the other requirements.

This year, 24,069 seniors retook the reading test, while 9,971 retook the math.

Here's the breakdown for Tampa Bay:

• Pinellas: 19 percent passed reading, and 33 percent passed math.

• Hillsborough: 15 percent passed reading, and 33 percent passed math.

• Pasco: 19 percent passed reading, and 43 percent passed math.

• Hernando: 21 percent passed reading, and 35 percent passed math.

Students have six chances to pass the 10th-grade FCAT before they graduate, and can continue to take it as many times as they want after their senior year. They also can substitute comparable scores on the ACT or SAT.

Students who fail the FCAT (or fail to get a comparable score on the ACT or SAT) but who meet the other graduation requirements get a certificate of completion instead of a standard diploma.

FCAT scores still bad on retake 05/15/08 [Last modified: Saturday, May 17, 2008 11:56pm]
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