The 3rd Grade Reading FCAT (3rd Grade FCAT) is Harder to Pass
Your Role as a Parent Is More Important Than Ever
The 3rd Grade Reading FCAT (3rd Grade FCAT) has gotten much harder to pass. In 2012, 57% more students were below grade level on the 3rd Grade FCAT. The pressure will be even more intense in 2013, as Teacher Performance is based on FCAT scores and students with disabilities and English Language Learners are included in the School Performance System. Schools have now done Benchmark Testing and you may have been warned that your child might be below grade level or even fail the 3rd Grade FCAT. If your child's teacher raises the red flag and warns you your child might fail the 3rd Grade Reading FCAT (3rd Grade FCAT), say thank you. They are trying to give you an early warning.