standardized testing http://wlrn.org en Schools Suspend FCAT Because Of Computer Problems http://wlrn.org/post/schools-suspend-fcat-because-computer-problems <div id="attachment_21879" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Some Florida school districts have suspended FCAT testing after having problems connecting to the online exam." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2014/04/4-22-404Error.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-21879" alt="Some Florida school districts have suspended FCAT testing after having problems connecting to the online exam." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2014/04/4-22-404Error-300x196.jpg" width="300" height="196" /></a> <p class="wp-media-cre Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:52:47 +0000 John O'Connor 31274 at http://wlrn.org Schools Suspend FCAT Because Of Computer Problems Test Results Compare Hillsborough, Miami-Dade To Other Large Districts http://wlrn.org/post/test-results-compare-hillsborough-miami-dade-other-large-districts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_tuda_2013/#/">New testing data</a> shows Hillsborough County schools beat the performance of other large urban school districts in math and reading. Miami-Dade fourth grade readers outscored other large urban districts, but were on par in eighth grade reading and fourth and eighth grade math.<br /> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:17:39 +0000 John O'Connor 25556 at http://wlrn.org Test Results Compare Hillsborough, Miami-Dade To Other Large Districts Florida Students Struggle On International Exam http://wlrn.org/post/florida-students-struggle-international-exam <div id="attachment_20820" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="The PISA exam is given to 15-year-olds once every three years." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/12/12-3-PISAChart.png" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20820" alt="The PISA exam is given to 15-year-olds once every three years." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/12/12-3-PISAChart-300x222.png" width="300" height="222" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">screenshot / OECD<p><p class="wp-caption-text">The PISA exam is given to 15-year-olds onc Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:07:47 +0000 John O'Connor 24585 at http://wlrn.org Florida Students Struggle On International Exam Florida Scores On National Test Improve, But Eighth Graders Still Trail National Average http://wlrn.org/post/florida-scores-national-test-improve-eighth-graders-still-trail-national-average-0 <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wusf/audio/2013/11/11-7_ReportCardResults.mp3" class="asset-audio">Click here to listen to the story</a><p>Florida student scores improved on a key national standardized test, including some of the largest eighth grade reading and math gains in the country.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Florida students improved their scores on all four sections of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, but eighth graders still trail the national average." data-attribution="Credit Breakthrough Miami" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.p Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:31:50 +0000 John O'Connor 23392 at http://wlrn.org Florida Scores On National Test Improve, But Eighth Graders Still Trail National Average