This Week in South Florida, May 20

Miami-Dade Superintendent and member of the State Board of Education talk FCATs

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PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - More FCAT results, more bad news. Writing scores for fourth graders plunged to record lows after the test was toughened up.

But were teachers, students, parents and school boards given fair notice that it would be much harder? 
The State Board of Education moved quickly to lower the passing grade so that most kids and schools get an "F."

But that's the grade about half of all 9th and 10th graders got on reading scores released late in the week.
What's going on with the FCAT? What needs to be done to fix it?

The Miami-Dade Schools superintendent and the vice chairman of the State Board of Education discuss it all with Local 10 senior political reporter Michael Putney.

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