FCAT scores released Friday show that Manatee County Schools performed below the state average in both math and reading in most grades.
Exceptions included Manatee County ninth graders, who performed as well as students across the state on reading, with 53% passing the test.
Manatee County eighth graders beat the state average in math, with 55% passing the test compared to 51% across the state.
Manatee County students did do better on the math test than last year, although sixth graders didn't perform as well.
Third and fourth graders didn't do as well as last year in reading, but all other grades improved a bit.
More details on the FCAT results can be found here.