TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- In the aftermath of the FCAT changes this year, Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson says they intend to do a better job communicating with parents.
"We've gotta make sure that we do all we can to communicate with parents," he said. "These are their children, they entrust their well-being to us."
Half the high school kids who took the reading test failed. Two thirds of them would have failed the writing test if the state hadn't lowered the grading scale.
Robinson says parents who have questions about the new FCAT can reach them through a new toll-free call center, 866-507-1109, or through the internet.
The new web site that explains the revised FCAT test and provides an internet portal where parents can submit questions to the DOE.