In conjunction with the first of three public hearings, the Florida Department of Education has released its educator and reactor panels’ recommended cut scores for the Florida Standards Assessments.
The proposal, in a lengthy slide presentation, shows recommendations for math and language arts exams at several grade levels. Generally speaking, if applied the suggested levels would have between 20 percent to 30 percent of students at Level 1, the lowest, on most tests.
Algebra II would be the main outlier, with an expectation of just under half of students passing the exam.
In several exams, lower percentages of students would be expected to earn a Level 3 or higher than on the FCAT. Broken down among demographic groups, the proposal shows that African-American children would have the highest rate of students at Level 1.