TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Statewide third-grade reading and math results on Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test this year are unchanged from 2010.
The statewide figures show 72 percent of students passed the reading test and 78 percent passed the math test - the same as last year.
But Education Commissioner Eric Smith said Thursday that a new, more difficult version of the FCAT did produce results for students, schools and districts that differ from their 2010 scores.
Smith said the results were calculated on last year's FCAT score scale because a new one will not be established until this fall.
Third-grade students must pass the reading exam to advance to fourth grade.
Reading, math and science scores for fourth- through 10th-grade students will be released in June.
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