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Florida Students, Better Than Most

May 27th, 2008 by flanews

Florida students tested better than a majority of students from other states in a nationwide test. Today the Department of Education released math and reading results from the FCAT Norm Reference Test. The norm reference test is given alongside the FCAT. The test is just for comparison and has no bearing on a schools grade. Florida students from 3rd through 10th grade scored in the 60th percentile or better. Some grades scored in the 70s. Department of Education Spokesman Tom Butler said the test will help parents judge the education their child is receiving.

Its a great tool for parents to use just as an extra measure to say, well hows Florida doing as far as instructing our students and making sure theyre there to succeed and by looking at how far they are above the national average we can definitely say our teachers and schools are doing a great job preparing our students, said Butler.

Fifth graders did the best in the state, scoring in the 77th percentile in Math.

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