FCATs Online

The State Education Department has posted new versions of the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test online so now parents can give their kids a practice test at home before they face the real thing.

State Education Commissioner John Winn says they've added the math and reading FCATs for third, seventh, ninth and tenth grade to the agency's website, and Wynn says there answers are there too.

"So you can give you child the FCAT at home. You can check the answers one at a time, immediately. You can just sit down with your child, have them read the passage, answer the question, check and see if it's right or not and then talk to your child about why they answered that way or whatever."

It won't do kids any good to learn the answers on these tests because the questions won't be used again. Once the questions are published, they're removed from the real test.