Well, I suppose it's a good thing, politically, that Florida Education Commissioner John Winn and Governor Bush both did well on the FCAT:
Most questions from last spring's 10th-grade math and reading Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test were made public for the first time. Education Commissioner John Winn was one of the first to take the exam Wednesday.
''I made a perfect score on the reading,'' he said. "And I missed two on the math.'' Both he and Gov. Jeb Bush said they received a Level 5 score, the highest possible.
Bush said the main goal in releasing the FCAT to the public was to rebuff criticism of the test, which is used to set annual school grades that determine whether schools should be sanctioned or rewarded.
The Herald is still thinking like dead-tree media and didn't provide the link; you can go here to see what's required of Florida's 10th-graders. Note that on the math section, they get tons of formulas AND a handy-dandy explanation of how to use the standard calculator.Posted by kswygert at September 22, 2005 04:04 PM