(ORLANDO SENTINEL) The state’s key 2014 FCAT testing season kicks off for Central Florida students next month on the same week as Passover and Good Friday, a calendar collision that worries some parents and religious leaders.

Central Florida schools begin administering the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test on April 14. Passover begins that evening at sundown. April 18 is Good Friday, just ahead of Easter Sunday.

Students first take FCAT as third-graders, with the reading exam a key factor in whether they are promoted to fourth grade.

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