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BCPS Results for Florida Standards Assessments and End of Course Exams Show Continued Increase

Thursday, June 08, 2017
 
Today, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) released results from the spring 2017 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) for English Language Arts (ELA) (grades 4 through 10), Mathematics (grades 3 through 8) and Science (grades 5 and 8).  In addition, the FLDOE released results for End of Course (EOC) exams in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Biology, U.S. History and Civics.
 
The 2017 results show Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) either maintained or increased the percentage of students scoring level 3 or higher on 18 of the 22 tested areas (subjects and grade levels).  Results for all math EOC’s showed the following significant increases in the percentage of students scoring level 3 or higher: Algebra I (up 8 percentage points), Algebra 2 (up 8 percentage points) and Geometry (up 7 percentage points). 
 
Additional Districtwide highlights:
  • ELA results for grades 4, 7 and 10 show an increase of three or more percentage points for students scoring level 3 or higher.
  • Mathematics results for grades 4, 6, and 7 show an increase of three or more percentage points for students scoring level 3 or higher.
  • Civics EOC results show an increase of three or more percentage points for students scoring level 3 or higher.
 
Among the five largest school districts in Florida, BCPS:
  • Earned the highest percentage or is tied for the highest percentage of students scoring level 3 and above on the ELA portion of the FSA in grades 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10.
  • Tied for having the highest percentage of students scoring level 3 and above on the Math portion of the FSA in grade 6.
  • Earned the highest percentage of students scoring a level 3 and above on the Algebra I EOC.
  • Earned the largest increase in the percent of students scoring level 3 or higher on the Science portion of the FSA for grade 5.
 
Grade 3 results for the ELA, which were released by the FLDOE last month, also show that BCPS students are making steady increases:
  • The percentage of third grade students meeting or exceeding grade level proficiency (achievement levels 3-5), increased by two percentage points to 57 percent, compared to 55 percent in 2016, and are up five percentage points from 2015 (52 percent).
  • The percentage of third grade students scoring at level one has consistently decreased over the past three years. In 2017, 20 percent of students received a level 1, which is down three percentage points since 2016, and four percentage points since 2015.
  • Sixty percent of BCPS traditional elementary schools showed increases in the percent of third grade students meeting or exceeding grade level proficiency.
  • Twenty-four BCPS schools increased the percentage of third grade students scoring at or above grade level proficiency by 10 or more percentage points.
 
“We continue to be excited about the progress our students are making on this statewide assessment,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.  “The overall strong performance and increases in multiple tested areas are a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our teachers, administrators and staff. We are still analyzing results for individual schools and will be sharing best practices as we maintain our focus on providing a high-quality education for all students.”
 
For more information on visit the 2017 FSA and EOC results.
 
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