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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.
This memorandum summarizes the school grade results released today by the Florida Department of Education at the school, district, and state levels. A school’s grade may include up to eleven components. There are four achievement components, four learning gains components, a middle school acceleration component, as well as components for graduation rate and college and career acceleration. The components consists of student performance on statewide assessments in English Language Arts, mathematics, and science in addition to End-of-Course Examinations in Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, Civics, and US History.
The Florida Department of Education released the official results for Spring 2018-19 Florida Standards Assessments for: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and End of Course Exams. This memorandum summarizes the results at the district, state, and school levels for all tested students.
The SAT, a college entrance exam offered through College Board, provides many benefits, both to students and schools. For the fourth year in a row, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) partnered with College Board to provide a school day administration of the SAT to all eleventh grade students enrolled in the District’s traditional schools and centers in order to increase SAT participation throughout the District. The SAT was also offered to twelfth grade students who had not yet met the reading graduation testing requirement.
This memo and the attached appendices summarize student participation and scores from two types of Preliminary SAT tests offered during the years 2016-2017 through 2018-2019: 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.