MIAMI (AP) - Some 1.8 million Florida public school students will be taking the state's key standardized tests during the next two weeks.
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores are used to help determine a school's success, teacher quality and whether students can advance a grade or receive a diploma.
The testing begins Monday and continues through April 22. Lawmakers pushed back the start date this year to give students more time in class before the exams were given.
This year, the reading exams and most math exams have been rewritten to meet new academic standards. Most FCAT exams are still administered on paper, but this year some high school students will take the math exams online.