Slightly over half of Florida students pass FCAT

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - Slightly over half of Florida students have passed the state's standardized math and reading exams.

Results released Friday by the Department of Education show 58 percent of third through eighth-grade students passed the statewide reading assessment, up one percent from the previous year.

Fifty-six percent of third through eighth-grade students passed the math test, the same as in 2013.

In science, fifty-four percent of fifth-grade students passed, up one percent from last year. Forty-nine percent of eighth-grade students passed the science test, a two point increase.

This year marks the last administration of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Students will take a new exam aligned with the Common Core standards next year.

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