A year after the state had to scramble to save face when Florida’s writing FCAT scores plummeted, this year’s results show Palm Beach County students scoring considerably better this time around.
Overall, 67 percent of county fourth-graders received a satisfactory score on this year’s writing test, compared with only 57 percent statewide, according to results posted Friday. The county similarly beat the state average when it came to scores for eighth- and 10th-graders, the other two groups who take the writing test.
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