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Manatee 12th graders top state averages in FCAT reading, math retakes

BRADENTON — Manatee 12th graders retaking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test topped state averages in reading and math, according to test results announced today.

On the retake of the high school FCAT reading test, 287 students in the 12th grade were assessed and 22 percent earned a scale score of 300 or higher to meet the graduation requirement in reading. Statewide, 22,925 seniors took the test and 20 percent earned a scale score of 300 or higher.

On the retake test for math, 102 students in the 12th grade were assessed and 27 percent earned a scale score of 300 or higher. Statewide, 8,540 seniors took the test and 26 percent earned a scale score of 300 or higher.

Students must pass the reading and math portions of the FCAT to graduate from high school.

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