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State Releases FCAT 2.0 Reading, Math and Science Results for Grades 4-10

Friday, June 06, 2014
 
Today, the Florida Department of Education released 2014 FCAT 2.0 results for grades 4-10 in reading, math and science.  The overall scores show improvements from 2013 to 2014 among many grade levels for students in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). At the elementary school level, in nearly 75 percent of the FCAT 2.0 tested areas, the achievement results improved or remained stable.  At the middle school level, in nearly 90 percent of the FCAT 2.0 tested areas, the achievement results improved or remained stable.  In addition, at the high school level, the results show an increase in the percentage of 10th grade students meeting the FCAT reading graduation requirement.     
 
Among the notable BCPS results:
 
FCAT 2.0 Reading
  • The percentage of students scoring at or above proficiency (Levels 3-5) increased in grades 4, 6 and 10, compared to 2013 results.
  • The percentage of students scoring at or above proficiency remained stable in grades 5, 7 and 8, compared to 2013 results.
  • Almost 90 percent of BCPS traditional schools showed an increase in performance in at least one grade level served in the percent of students scoring at or above grade level proficiency in Reading.
 
FCAT 2.0 Math
  • The percentage of students scoring at or above proficiency (Levels 3-5) increased in grades 4, 6 and 7, compared to 2013 results.
  • Almost 80 percent of BCPS traditional schools showed an increase in performance in at least one grade level served in the percent of students scoring at or above grade level proficiency in Mathematics.
 
FCAT 2.0 Science
  • The percentage of students scoring at or above proficiency (Levels 3-5) increased in grade 8, compared to 2013 results.
  • The percentage of students scoring at or above proficiency remained stable in grade 5, compared to 2013.
  • Nearly 45 percent of BCPS traditional schools showed increases in the percent of students scoring at or above grade level proficiency in science.
 
Advanced middle school math students typically enroll in high school level Algebra 1 or Geometry courses; similarly, advanced middle school science students may enroll in Biology 1.  These advanced middle school students took the corresponding End of Course assessment, instead of the FCAT 2.0.  
 
 “I applaud teachers and school leaders for their focus on increasing student academic performance,” said Florida Education Commissioner Stewart in the state’s regional press release. “As we transition to new standards and assessments next year, I am confident students will continue to succeed.”
 
“We are proud to see that our students are making steady progress on the FCAT 2.0,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.  “Our students, teachers and staff continue to work hard as we focus on college and career readiness and reducing achievement gaps.”
 
For additional information on BCPS FCAT results, visit http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/sar/.
 
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