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    Passing score lowered for FCAT Writing exam | News - Home


    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -
    The Board of Education decided in an emergency meeting Tuesday to lower the passing grade on the writing portion of Florida's standardized test after preliminary results showed a drastic drop in student passing scores.

    no wonder they can't hold an election
     
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    If at first you don't succeed...........

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    ...........Just lower the bar! :razz:
     
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    And the dumbing down of America marches on.
     
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    A similar thing happened in the system in which I teach. Students formerly had to score a 93 to get an A. Some parents complained that it was too difficult for Little Precious to get an A and demanded that the grading scale be changed to a 10 point scale. The school board complied and now more Little Johnnies can get an A. It is another example of re-distribution.
     
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    that is sad... but florida has a terrible public school system.
     
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    that's what happens when 70 percent of the country doesn't believe in evolution.
     
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    I believe in evolution but sorry, you are mixing cause and effect.
     
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    I was watching a news bit about our current education issues here in Florida where they were showing an elementary school that receives good grades. They showed this kid and he said right on TV:

    "I've been on the Honor Roll 4 times! Without my teacher, I wouldn't know nothing!"

    You cannot make up stuff like that.
     
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    Anyone who sends their kid to a public school is guilty of child neglect.
     
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    The FCAT sucks. It's a problem with the test, not the students. You don't go from an 80% pass rate to a 33% pass rate in one year because suddenly everyone got stupid.
     
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