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Pinellas students log modest gains on FCAT writing test

Pinellas County students showed modest gains on the writing portion of this year's FCAT, according to scores released Thursday.

Fourth-graders improved 8 percentage points over last year with 85 percent achieving at grade level or above. Eighth-graders improved 2 percentage points with 90 percent achieving at grade level or above.

Among 10th-graders, there was a 1 percentage point increase with 78 percent of students achieving at grade level or above.

Statewide, writing scores increased in Grades 4 and 8 and slightly decreased in Grade 10 on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

As in past years, students were randomly assigned one of two topics and asked to write a response. Writing+, the multiple-choice component of the FCAT writing assessment, was eliminated last year due to budget constraints.

The full report, including school-by-school numbers, is available on the Florida Department of Education Web site: fcat.fldoe.org/fwinfopg.asp.

Parents will receive a hard copy of their child's FCAT scores by the end of the school year. If parents do not receive the results, they should contact the school directly. Parents cannot see a student's test because some questions are reused.

Pinellas students log modest gains on FCAT writing test 04/30/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 1, 2009 12:21am]
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