Preliminary results on the writing portion of the Florida Comprehensive Test show a vast majority of students failed. Only about a quarter of fourth graders received a passing score of 4 or better on the test. That’s compared to more than 80-percent of students who passed it last year.
There were similar drops in test scores for eighth and tenth graders.
Florida’s board of education has an emergency meeting set for Tuesday to discuss the new results of the state’s writing test.