"The third grade results of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) were released today."
"More students are at or above grade-level than the FCAT has ever seen. Looking long-term, the percentage of third graders at grade level or better is up 26% in nine years."
"Overall, 78% of third graders are at or above grade level, a 2% increase over last year. The reading scores slipped from 72% last year to 71% this year."