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State Releases Reading, Math and Writing Results for 2014 FCAT 2.0

Friday, May 23, 2014
 
Today, the Florida Department of Education released FCAT 2.0 Grade 3 Reading and Math scores, as well as Writing scores for grades 4, 8 and 10.  These results represent the first round of scores to be released for the 2014 FCAT 2.0.  Among the notable results, Broward County Public School (BCPS) students showed improvements in Grade 3 Reading and Grade 8 Writing: 
 
  • 57% of BCPS students scored at or above grade level proficiency (Levels 3-5) in Reading in 2014, an increase from 54% percent from 2013. 
  • 64% of Grade 8 students scored at or above grade level proficiency (3.5 or higher) in 2014, an increase from 60% percent in 2013.
 
“These impressive gains are the result of district leaders providing teachers with the tools and training they need to succeed,” said Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart in the state’s regional press release, which congratulated BCPS for its achievements.
 
“We are encouraged by the results released today. Our teachers, administrators, and staff are working hard every day to provide students with a high-quality education,” said Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.  “The results show areas where our students and schools are making improvements, as well as areas that require additional focus.  Our staff is analyzing the data to develop new strategies and share best practices among schools for increasing student achievement.”    
 
Below are additional highlights from the 2014 FCAT 2.0 results for Grade 3 Reading and Math, and Writing (Grades 4, 8  and 10).
 
FCAT 2.0 Grade 3 Reading
  • Two-thirds of Broward County’s traditional schools showed increases in the percentage of students scoring at or above proficiency in Reading.
The following 10 schools showed the largest increases: Bennett Elementary (22 points), North Side Elementary (18 points), Sheridan Hills Elementary (17 points), Hollywood Park Elementary (17 points), Dillard Elementary (17 points), Ramblewood Elementary (16 points),Griffin Elementary (16 points), Horizon Elementary (15 points), Sanders Park Elementary (14 points), and Flamingo Elementary (14 points)
 
FCAT 2.0 Grade 3 Math
  • 56% of BCPS students scored at or above proficiency (Level 3-5) in Math, a slight decrease from 58% in 2013.
The following 10 schools showed the largest increases in the percentage of students scoring at or above proficiency: Dillard Elementary (28 points), Boulevard Heights Elementary (22 points), Horizon Elementary (22 points), Park Ridge Elementary (20 points), Palm View Elementary (20 points), Nob Hill Elementary (20 points), Discovery Elementary (18 points), Tedder Elementary (16 points), Maplewood Elementary (15 points), and Harbordale Elementary (15 points).
 
Schools Making Progress in Both Reading and Math in Grade 3
  • Elementary Schools include: Horizon, Sanders Park, Ramblewood, Dillard, Plantation Park, and Park Ridge.
  • Elementary Schools that continue to make large increases from last year include: Beachside Montesorri, Meadowbrook, Sanders, Park, and Park Ridge.
 
FCAT 2.0 Writing (Grades 4, 8 and 10)
  • BCPS exceeded the state average in each grade level tested (grades 4, 8 and 10), and has exceeded the state average in each of these grades for the past three years.
  • 60% of Grade 4 students scored at 3.5 or higher, a slight decline from 2013.
  • 69% of Grade 10 students scored at 3.5 or higher, which are stable from 2013.
 
For additional information on FCAT results, visit www.fldoe.org.
 
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