Does Kentwood administer the FCAT exams?
Kentwood does not administer the FCAT exams to our students.
There are several reasons for this. Many of our students have had bad experiences taking standardized tests; they do not have the test taking skills, and are too impulsive when it comes to multiple-choice tests. Secondly, many of our students do not do well in timed tests. Many students have had accommodations made for tests, which do not apply to the FCAT. We do, however test our students annually on standardized tests, which are administered in March. Achievement tests are an important tool to give us information on the effectiveness of our teaching and curriculum. They also help us to identify areas of academic strength and weakness so that we can modify each child's academic program accordingly..