Published: Jun 05, 2012 3:38 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 05, 2012 6:46 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The final set of scores from this year's more rigorous Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test are being released.
    
State education officials on Tuesday are set to disclose FCAT 2.0 scores for reading, math and science for grades four through eight.
    
Officials had warned scores would be lower this year, and so far they have been.
    
Previously released writing scores were so low the State Board of Education passed an emergency rule to reduce the passing grade. That resulted in about 80 percent of students passing, about the same as last year. Without the rule only about a third would have passed.
    
FCAT scores are a major factor in school grades expected to be released in three or four weeks. The A-to-F grades are used to reward and sanction schools.

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