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Rigidity in Florida and the Results

July 23, 2003
Michael Winerip
The New York Times

This spring, 23 percent of Florida third graders, or 43,000 youngsters, failed the FCAT test and, under the state’s new retention policy, were slated to be held back. Of the 1,715 third graders who attended the summer reading program here in Orange County, only 15 percent passed, and it now appears that four to five times more Florida third graders than a year ago will be held back this fall.