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State Releases Results for Florida Standards Assessments and End of Course Exams

Friday, June 10, 2016
State Releases Results for Florida Standards Assessments and End of Course Exams
BCPS Maintained or Increased Scores in the Majority of Tested Areas
Today, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) released results from the Spring 2016 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.
Among the five largest districts in Florida, BCPS:
  • Has the highest percentage of students scoring level 3 and above and the largest increase from 2015 to 2016 on the FSA ELA for grades 3, 6, and 9, and on the Algebra I EOC.
  • Earned the largest increase in scores from 2015 to 2016 on the grade 5 ELA, grade 6 Mathematics, and the Biology EOC exam. 
In addition, BCPS:
  • Increased by three percentage points the percent of students scoring at level 3 or higher on the ELA for grades 3 and 6, Mathematics grade 3 and on the Civics EOC.
  • Increased scores by two percentage points for students younger than high school age in Algebra 1, with 91 percent of students scoring level 3 or higher.
  • Increased one percentage point in grades 3-5 ELA, Algebra 2 EOC, and Grades 3-5 FSA Mathematics combined.
  • Increased one percentage point in grades 6-8 FSA Mathematics and EOC exams combined.
Grade 3 results released by the FLDOE last month also show:
  • 55% of BCPS third grade students scored at level 3 or above, an increase from 52% in 2015, which was the first year the new FSA was administered.
  • BCPS third grade students scored above the state average (54%) for the percentage of students scoring at level 3 or above.
  • BCPS third grade results for students scoring at level 3 or above are the highest among the five largest school districts in the state.
“These results demonstrate the hard work and dedication of our teachers, administrators, support staff, and students,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.  “We are continuing to analyze these scores and are maintaining our focus on providing all students with the support and resources necessary to be successful.”  
As part of the District’s ongoing efforts, BCPS is:
  • Continuing to invest in professional development and support for BCPS educators and school leaders.
  • Improving academic interventions for students who may need additional support.
  • Maintaining its focus on early literacy and providing a strong educational foundation for students.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 103 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 208 different countries and speak 181 different languages. For more information about BCPS and the Centennial Celebration, visit browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter@browardschools, like BCPS on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and
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