FCAT Testing Set to Begin
It's that time of year again. The first portion of the annual "Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test" starts Tuesday at schools across North Central Florida.
Testing runs Tuesday through Thursday for writing. Reading, math, and science testing takes place in March. Volunteers and district consultants have been working with students for months at Rawlings and Duval elementary. The two Alachua County schools to receive a failing grade.
Last school year, North Central Florida school districts received either "A" or "B" grades. Five high schools received "D" grades with another one failing.
"I'm not the song and dance type of person," said Rawlings Elementary principal Elizabeth LeClear. "I'm the you do your homework up front and it will reap your rewards. And I really believe in them. We have great kids here. They're great."
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