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Half of Florida high school students fail reading test
Yahoo News ^ | May 18, 2012 | Staff

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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KEYWORDS: failreadingtest; florida; floridareadingtest; readingtest; schoolreadingtest
"Asking more from our students and teachers than we ever have"......AND STILL FAILING AFTER BILLIONS OF DOLLARS SPENT.....ON WHAT? Unions? Teacher's Unions? Government Unions? With no accountability from these organizations what else do you expect of such waste....young minds wasted and taxpayer waste.
1 posted on 05/19/2012 8:57:53 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Because they’re scr**ing around on a computer and instead of reading a damn book and writing about it.


2 posted on 05/19/2012 9:02:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: yoe

Just another cog in THE BIG DEMOCRAT MONEY-MAKING MACHINE!


3 posted on 05/19/2012 9:03:30 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: yoe
As a wise man once told me when school integration started, "We won't bring them up, they will take us down."

He was right.
4 posted on 05/19/2012 9:09:41 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: FrankR

He was indeed wise. Equality of condition necessarily means the lowest common denominator.


5 posted on 05/19/2012 9:15:46 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel
The Union says it about the Children

If that is the Case

The Union can not educate our Children and School vouchers should be given to the parents.

6 posted on 05/19/2012 9:27:45 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: yoe

“We are asking more from our students and teachers than we ever have, and I am proud of their hard work”

No, you’re not.


7 posted on 05/19/2012 9:30:48 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: yoe

I wonder if Trayvon passed...


8 posted on 05/19/2012 9:36:24 AM PDT by Mpatl
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To: scooby321

I have reservations about vouchers. I can see the government using them as a means to get their tentacles into the curriculum and regulation of discipline of private schools. Government never does anything which doesn’t feed itself. Their “good intentions” never fail to become the thin tip of the wedge into government interference.


9 posted on 05/19/2012 9:37:55 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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Keep FR Running
Let's get to Yellow!

10 posted on 05/19/2012 9:39:33 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: FrankR
Black Americans can be taught to read and write just as effectively as White Americans.

Communist run teachers unions operating unmolested by the GOP bluebloods at the state and federal level and a lack of prosecutions by the criminal justice system is the reason the public schools are where they are today.

Public schools must be eliminated.

11 posted on 05/19/2012 9:39:43 AM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: FrankR
The Democrat's perfect campaign motto: “We won't bring us up, we will take them down.”
12 posted on 05/19/2012 9:44:10 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: yoe

This is just more proof that socialism(government or government schools) doesn’t work.


13 posted on 05/19/2012 9:50:28 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Rome2000

Whether or not they “can” be taught is not the point...


14 posted on 05/19/2012 9:53:20 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Reeses
BIN LADEN TSHIRT, BIN LADEN T-SHIRT
15 posted on 05/19/2012 9:54:10 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: yoe
Correct me if I am wrong.

But wasn't the state wide standardized tests design to identify problems such as this? If so, then the tests have done EXACTLY what they were designed to do.

In the Panhandle of the state our failure rates were much MUCH lower no where near 50%.

One final question, since the tests were a controlled item it would be possible to link the failed tests to a student, a school, and probably teachers. Has any one read any in depth analysis of the test results? Like where the failures were concentrated, how bad the failures were (a near miss could be attributed to a bad hair day, a major failure is something else), and finally the socio-economic-racial identity of the failing students?

I guess no one wants to ask them selves the really hard questions like they just asked the students. it is so much easier and easier to change the rules than to improve the final product

16 posted on 05/19/2012 10:02:29 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Sacajaweau

You can read a book on the computer. Computers are the future, better they learn young.


17 posted on 05/19/2012 10:12:22 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: yoe
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

Lowering the standards...yep, that will help them learn! The dumbing-down of America continues. Soon it will be acceptable to be illiterate and still get into college for four more years of government assisted "education." Then we will have a country of unemployable college grads with useless degrees, no jobs, government loans that can't be paid back, and lots of condoms. Wait...looks like we are well on that track.

18 posted on 05/19/2012 10:19:47 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: yoe
Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole — with their common aim of legal plunder — constitute socialism. - Bastiat 1801-1850

CAPS mine

Now, are any parents suing the individual members of the teachers union for non-performance/failure?

19 posted on 05/19/2012 10:24:25 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Rome2000
Public schools must be eliminated.

ditto that.

Public schools = government schools = government running things = socialism , which doesn't work. Amazing how many Americans support the government schools even though they are failing.

20 posted on 05/19/2012 11:03:48 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: yoe

Haff of Florda hi skool studints fale reeding tess..?


21 posted on 05/19/2012 11:05:27 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: yoe

Just think, with a little more effort and a few thousand dollars more per student in education spending, we’ll be approaching Medieval levels of literacy.


22 posted on 05/19/2012 11:29:13 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Mpatl

He passed. Passed on.


23 posted on 05/19/2012 11:56:33 AM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: PGalt
Now, are any parents suing the individual members of the teachers union for non-performance/failure?

What a delicious idea...for anyone in any state. If your state ranks near the bottom, as mine does, the teacher's Union should be sued also for failure to comply with teaching standards.

24 posted on 05/19/2012 12:13:22 PM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: yoe

Holding emergency meetings to lower the standards, wow


25 posted on 05/19/2012 12:18:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Mpatl

Teacher: “Little angel Trayvon, can you spell candy?” Trayvon: “Sure teach.....hhmmmmm... lets see here, okay, S.K.I.T.T.L.E.S?...Is I close?”


26 posted on 05/19/2012 12:38:46 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: yoe; All
Official Logo

U.S. Department of Education


27 posted on 05/19/2012 12:52:27 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: yoe

Bookmark


28 posted on 05/19/2012 1:14:09 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: yoe; mickie
But, but, but.....when Jeb Bush was Florida governor, he was supposed to have drastically improved the flopping Florida school system like he was Sir Lancelot rescuing the fair maiden from drowning.

He was "The Education Governor".

Said Michael Grebe, president of the the Bradley Foundation, "During his administration and since, Florida students have made incredible gains. Governor Bush was at the forefront of education reform in the state."

Not.

He went through the motions, but not much changed of any lasting value.

Stay outta da Bushes.

Leni

Florida

29 posted on 05/19/2012 1:15:31 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: metmom; wintertime; JenB; JulieRNR21

Florida has long been known for its lousy public schools. Still, this is alarming.


30 posted on 05/19/2012 2:33:58 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: MinuteGal

“Stay outta da Bushes.”

Stay outta da publik skools.


31 posted on 05/19/2012 2:35:23 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Rome2000
Black Americans can be taught to read and write just as effectively as White Americans.

They can, but not if they don't want to learn. And there is nothing that any school can do about that.

32 posted on 05/19/2012 2:40:13 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: yoe; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

"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.

Oh, gag.......

33 posted on 05/19/2012 2:40:53 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: FrankR

If FR had a “Like” button, I’d be hitting it for your comment!


34 posted on 05/19/2012 3:44:18 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: Clintonfatigued
“Florida has long been known for its lousy public schools.”

When one of my friend's family moved to FL (from MA) his youngest sister was entering the 10th grade. I remember her saying the subject matter she was covering was stuff she already learned in the 6th and 7th grades.

35 posted on 05/19/2012 3:49:50 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: EEGator
You can read a book on the computer.

But you cannot play a video game on a book. Give them books. A book is much cheaper than a computer anyway.

36 posted on 05/19/2012 5:58:09 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: FrankR

“As a wise man once told me when school integration started, “We won’t bring them up, they will take us down.””

A little KKK talk there?


37 posted on 05/19/2012 6:09:55 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: American in Israel

You only addressed half of my post.


38 posted on 05/19/2012 6:31:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

but, you did ignore 100% of my reply...


39 posted on 05/19/2012 9:56:35 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat
"A little KKK talk there?"

Take it as you will, if your mind wanders in that direction. If you noticed, it is a quote from another person. The main thing is, it has come to pass.
40 posted on 05/20/2012 5:51:24 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Clintonfatigued

BUMP.......VERY ALARMING!


41 posted on 05/20/2012 10:34:53 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: Rome2000

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.


42 posted on 05/20/2012 3:45:00 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: yoe

Readins for rich folks.


43 posted on 05/20/2012 5:09:28 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: yoe

Union teachers...


44 posted on 05/20/2012 5:19:41 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: Sioux-san
Any half bright GOP politician would equate parents sending their kids to public schools to a form of child abuse, to be avoided at any cost.

The public school system is the singular biggest threat to the American Republic.

45 posted on 05/20/2012 10:07:47 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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