Student Assessment and Research

Overview

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    Student Assessment and Research is a department within the Academics Division

    Throughout the year, the Student Assessment arm of the department assists schools with all aspects of Broward's assessment program including preparing, administering, and reporting of state-required and district tests.

    The Research arm releases briefs, reports, and evaluations that provide knowledge and support to strengthen decision making by the Superintendent, the School Board, and district and school-based administrators.

    The Student Assessment and Research department reside in two locations; the Kathleen C. Wright (KCW) building and the Twin Lakes facility.

Recent Releases

  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®)

    The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®) has been used as a universal screener to identify gifted students from under-represented populations since 2011. In Broward County Public Schools, this is defined as having limited English Proficiency or qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch.

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  • PSAT School Day Results, 2019-20

    This memo and the attached appendices summarize student participation and scores from two types of Preliminary SAT tests offered during the years 2017-18 through 2019-20: the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), offered to tenth and eleventh grade students, and the Preliminary SAT 8/9 (PSAT 8/9), offered to ninth grade students. Both PSAT administrations provide feedback to students, educators, and parents on reading, writing, and mathematical skills essential for success in college-level coursework.

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  • Graduation Rates, 2018-19

    On January 9, 2020, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released Federal graduation rates for Florida and the 67 Florida school districts. The graduation rate measures the percentage of students who graduate within four years of their first enrollment in ninth grade.

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  • Attendance Rates, 2016-17 through 2018-19

    This brief summarizes attendance trends in Broward County Public Schools for the three school year period from 2016-17 to 2018-19. Absences are classified as excused (parent/guardian notified the school), unexcused (no parent/guardian notified the school), or suspension (external suspension). Results are presented in figures and tables, and additional materials are included in appendices.

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Upcoming Statewide Assessments

Contact Information

  • Student Assessment and Research

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-2500

    Fax: 754-321-4290

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    Phone: --

    Richard Baum

    Director

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