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Dramatic Drop in Preliminary FCAT Writing Scores

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Preliminary results show a dramatic decline in writing scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

DATABASE: 2011 High Schools FCAT Grade Reports

The State Board of Education on Monday responded by scheduling an emergency conference call meeting for Tuesday to consider reducing the passing grade.

The board previously made this year's test more difficult. It increased expectations for the correct use of punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and sentence structure as well as the quality of details used to explain, clarify, or define.

The preliminary results show only 27 percent of 4th graders received a passing score of 4 or better compared to 81 percent last year.

For 8th graders it was 33 percent - down from 82 percent in 2011. For 10th graders it was 38 percent - a drop from 80 percent last year.

Associated Press

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