Most statewide reading and math results on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test changed little from 2010, but that was expected because a new scoring scale is not yet ready to measure tougher standards tested for the first time this year.

In Duval County, schools showed improvement in 11 areas and declines in seven areas, but Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals says comparisons to past years are not very valid because this year’s tests are being measured on a curve. (A curve???  WTF????)
School grades will come out next month, and the fate of four struggling schools remains up in the air until those grades are released.
Andrew Jackson, Raines, Ribault high schools, and NorthshoreK-8 must show improvement in order to remain open under the current administration, but the FCAT score is only one factor in high schools’ overall grades.
Those three high schools showed improvement in math scores, while reading scores at Jackson and Ribault dropped slightly and Raines’ reading scores went up in ninth grade and down in 10th grade.


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