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2008 FCAT writing scores

The writing section of the FCAT has two parts: a timed essay and a multiple-choice section that tests grammar, punctuation and organization. Students need at least a 3.5 out of 6 to pass the essay.

Students also receive a score that shows their performance on both tests. On a scale of 100 to 500, fourth-graders need at least a 290 to show they are working on grade level. Eighth-graders need a 299. Tenth-graders need at least 300. Students will not have to take the multiple-choice section next year.

Broward students did better than the rest of the state on the essays alone and when the scores were combined. Many Miami-Dade student groups also outdid the rest of the state.

Percent passing

Grade 4Essay onlyCombined
Broward8771
Miami-Dade8263
State7761
Grade 8Essay onlyCombined
Broward9256
Miami-Dade8848
State8850
Grade 10Essay onlyCombined
Broward8459
Miami-Dade7747
State7853

SOURCE: Florida Department of Education

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