TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Scores for students retaking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test show less than a third passing the exam after being given another try.
Of the more than 22,000 12th-grade students retaking the FCAT reading exam, 15 percent passed. Twenty-one percent of about 7,000 seniors passed a retake in math.
Passing both exams is required to receive a regular high school diploma.
To pass students must score at least 1,926 points in reading and 1,889 in math. Those scores are at a level two out of five achievement levels.
Retake scores for students in lower grades were slightly higher, with 22 percent of 11th-grade students passing the reading retake and 29 percent passing in math.
Scores for students taking the test for a first time will be released later this year.