Florida Department of Education has released the 2011 FCAT and FCAT 2.0 results for reading, mathematics, and science. The results vary widely amongst the school districts in all areas. In reviewing the FCAT science scores many of the schools that improved in science scores attribute the gain to the implementation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum. STEM practices and content are based on problem-based investigations, which necessitates a team approach to solving a problem. This type of learning environment promotes the development and strengthening of critical thinking and problem-solving skills in students. I encourage all school districts and schools that have not yet jumped on the STEM train to hop on now. Check out the 2011 FCAT and FCAT 2.0 results for reading, mathematics, and science at the Florida Department of Education site here.
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Diana Wehrell-Grabowski on June 6, 2012 in FCAT In The News | No Comments »