FCAT scores reveal modest gains in Miami-Dade district

05/11/2004 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

Despite the retention of thousands of low-achieving students last year, 57% of Miami-Dade third-graders scored at the highest three of the FCAT's five achievement levels, up from 53% last year. School officials pointed to Miami-Dade's growing population of poor and non-English-speaking students to explain why the district continues to lag behind other urban districts in the state.

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