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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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Statement By: Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson Regarding FCAT 2.0 and Algebra 1 cut scores

Today, I submitted my recommended achievement levels and cut scores for FCAT 2.0 Reading for grades 3-7, FCAT 2.0 Mathematics for grades 3-8 and Algebra 1 End-of-Course Assessments. These recommended scores will be discussed during the State Board of Education's upcoming workshop in Jacksonville, and it is anticipated that a final decision will be made during its meeting in December.

I am continuing to gather stakeholder input on FCAT 2.0 Reading for grades 8-10. I want to ensure that I have ample time to analyze feedback on our standards as we continue to prepare our students for their future.

Our state has long-established high expectations for our students. As we move forward, it is vitally important that students are well prepared to move to the next level, whether it is continuing their K-12 experience, a postsecondary education or a career. Our students' ability to compete in an ever-changing global economy depends on the expectations state leaders set for them and the learning opportunities provided by schools. I have complete confidence in the capabilities of our teachers and students to meet these challenges.

FCAT 2.0 Reading developmental scale scores (140 to 302) for each achievement level:

Grade Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
3 140-181 182-197 198-209 210-226 227-260
4 154-191 192-207 208-220 221-237 238-269
5 161-199 200-215 216-229 230-245 246-277
6 167-206 207-221 222-236 237-251 252-283
7 171-212 213-227 228-242 243-257 258-289

FCAT 2.0 Mathematics developmental scale scores (140 to 298) for each achievement level:

Grade Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
3 140-182 183-197 198-213 214-228 229-260
4 155-196 197-209 210-223 224-239 240-271
5 163-204 205-219 220-233 234-246 247-279
6 170-212 213-226 227-239 240-252 253-284
7 179-219 220-233 234-247 248-260 261-292
8 187-228 229-240 241-255 256-267 268-298

Algebra 1 EOC Assessment scale scores (325 to 475) for each achievement level:

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
325-374 375-398 399-424 425-436 437-475