The Florida Department of Education has released End-of-Course Exam (EOC) scores for 2013/14. The results show more Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students are passing the Algebra I EOC during their first time taking the required test, compared to 2012/13. Passing the Algebra I EOC is crucial for students since it is a graduation requirement set by the state.
In addition, as part of the District’s commitment to preparing students for success in college and careers, BCPS has consistently increased participation and performance in Algebra I EOC and the performance of first time test takers over the past three years.
"We are continuing to focus on classroom instruction and sharing best practices to increase student achievement," said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. "Students are encouraged to challenge themselves academically by enrolling in high school level courses while in middle school, and then build upon those levels of knowledge as they advance. Our goal is to ensure all students are learning towards mastery and are college and career ready."
In addition to the Algebra I results, the state also released scores for Biology and Geometry. BCPS results remain stable in both of those subject areas. According to the state, BCPS scores improved in U.S. History.
This year marks the first year of the Civics EOC exam. Performance standards have not yet been developed by the state, however, first year scores for BCPS were equal to the state average.
"I am so appreciative of Florida’s teachers and school leaders who have worked incredibly hard this year to improve student performance," said Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart, in the state’s press release. "Their increased focus and dedication will ensure Florida’s students are prepared for success in college, a career and in life."
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