Thursday, 26 April 2007 01:00
Fake FCAT Website AlertWritten by WGCU Newsroom
As parents across Southwest Florida go online for information about the latest FCAT scores…officials at the Department of Education are issuing a warning about misleading websites.
With F-CAT scores now available for parents online, a number of bogus websites have turned up. The actual website is www-dot-fcat-parent-network-dot-com. But officials at the Florida Department of Education say there are a few websites that are just one letter off and are misleading parents for financial gain. Spokeswoman Jennifer Fennel says they take advantage of people’s mistakes.
“It doesn’t have anything derogatory on student scores, basically it’s someone that is trying to capitalize on knowing that people often type something wrong, and going in…it’s paid links, it’s advertising, trying to get people to buy stuff.”
The Department has released the 2007 FCAT writing results. But the actual writing scores come out next week.