Finally–schools to get long-delayed FCAT scores

According to South Florida News, South Florida school districts which have been waiting for results from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) will receive them late Monday or Tuesday, says the Florida Department of Education. However, parents and students will have to wait as much as a week longer before they get to see the long-delayed results. NCS Pearson, which administered the tests, told the Florida Board of Education in June that it had computer problems which delayed getting the results out on time. Under the contract, Pearson was supposed to release the first batch of results in April. The State Board of Education has also announced it is seeking $3 million from the company for not complying with their contract terms. According to the contract, the company could be fined up to $250,000 a day for each day the results are late. The total penalty cannot exceed $25.4 million…

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