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Students Achieve Perfect FCAT Scores
The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) proved
to be no challenge for five students in Marion County Public Schools. Each
earned highest-possible scores on two sections or a new portion of the test:
- Philip "Heath" Smith is a fourth grader at Eighth Street
Elementary. He earned the highest score possible in both Reading and Math.
- Kayla Delgrego is a fourth grader at Maplewood Elementary. She also
earned the highest score possible in both Reading and Math.
- Brynn Donnelly attends Vanguard High, where she earned highest scores
possible in both Reading and Math the only high school student in the
district to do so.
Two other students earned perfect scores on their respective tests:
- Nicholas Wheeler attends Vanguard High now, but in eighth grade earlier
this year at Howard Middle, he earned the county's only perfect FCAT
- Jamie Saltkill, a junior at Vanguard High, earned perfect scores
on the essay and multiple choice portions of this year's Writing+ test,
the district's only student to do so.
A perfect score on the Reading, Math, and Science sections is 500 for each
part while writing is 6. District-wide, 227 other students attained perfect
scores on one section of the FCAT.
The FCAT is a statewide assessment given every year to determine the mastery
of students' skills in math, reading, science, and writing. Students
in grades 3-11 take some portion(s) of the test.