Skip to comments.Half of Florida high school students fail reading test
Posted on 05/19/2012 8:57:48 AM PDT by yoe
Nearly half of Florida high school students failed the reading portion of the state's new toughened standardized test, education officials said on Friday.
Results this year from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test showed 52 percent of freshman students and 50 percent of sophomores scored at their grade levels.
Students in the 10th grade must pass the exam in order to eventually graduate but can retake it if they fail.
The results came days after the Florida State Board of Education voted to lower the standards needed to pass the writing part of the test, known as FCAT. The test is administered in public elementary, middle and high schools.
The board took the action in an emergency meeting when preliminary results indicated only about one-third of Florida students would have passed this year.
"We are asking more from our students and teachers than we ever have, and I am proud of their hard work," Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson said in a statement.
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No one is talking about the marxist-indoctrinated University teaching training programs and the NEA that are at the root of how chldren are taught to read, unsucessfullly for a great majority of children. (Hence we have do-gooders promoting Adult Literacy. Hey, let’s connect the dots.) The Phonetics method works, but that method is not taught any more in the govt.schools. The textbooks are horrible. Kindergarteners are bringing home the Two Daddy Penguin book, so the indoctrination is for real. Methinks this is intentional sabotoogey, as Curly used to say.
Get your precious child(ren) out the of the clutches of this madness.
Readins for rich folks.
The public school system is the singular biggest threat to the American Republic.