The Florida Department of Education on Thursday released FCAT test results for students who have retaken the test during this school year.
According to the results, 962 students took the reading portion of the test in Manatee County. Those students are enrolled in grades 10th through 12th grades plus a few who have finished high school.
Of the students who took the test, those who passed were: 10 percent of the 10th graders, 23 percent of the 11th graders, 14 percent of the 12th graders and 8 percent of the other students.
In Manatee County, 314 students took the math portion of the FCAT. Those students also ranged from 10th-12th grades with one student who is no longer in high school. Of those students who took the test, those who passed were: 19 percent of the 10th graders, 34 percent of the 11th graders and 22 percent of the 12th graders.
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John Pertner, Manatee County school district’s supervisor of testing and data management, said this retake represented the fourth time 12th graders took the test.
“They can come back and take the test every time it’s offered,” Pertner said.
Manatee County 12th graders retaking the math portion of the FCAT scored higher than the state average, according to the school district.
Students must pass the reading and math portions of the FCAT to graduate from high school.