The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) yesterday released results from the Spring 2017 administration of the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) 2.0 Science, and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. Student-level ELA Reading scores for Grade 3 students were released previously to facilitate promotion decisions. A summary of those results are also included in this release to provide a comprehensive summary of District results. The results include all students tested and do not represent the groupings that will be used by the State for accountability purposes.
“As demonstrated by yesterday’s test results, Miami-Dade County Public Schools stands as a leader in student academic achievement and education in Florida,” said Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho. “Our entire community has a reason to celebrate, as it is a reflection of the focus and commitment to excellence of our students, parents, teachers, and school and district support staff and the visionary leadership of our School Board. The efforts of the entire school district family resulted in our students either matching, outpacing or outperforming their peers from other large urban school districts.”
Highlights of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) students’ results follow:
· Miami-Dade County Public Schools showed continued success in 2017 across all statewide achievement tests as compared to the state and other large districts.
o In both English language arts and mathematics, the percentage of students in Grades 3 through 5 who scored in Levels 3 and above was higher than the state and other large districts.
o The percentage of students scoring in Levels 3 and above on the Biology EOC increased in Miami-Dade, while no growth was seen statewide.
o On the social studies EOC assessments, growth exceeded the state and other large districts, with six-percentage points growth in Civics and five percentage points in U.S. History.
· On the FSA English Language Arts (ELA) assessment, the percentage of M-DCPS students scoring in Levels 3 or above met or exceeded the percentages of students statewide in all Grades 3 through 10.
· On the FSA Mathematics assessment, the percentage of students scoring in Levels 3 or above exceeded the state in Grades 3 through 6.
o Outstanding growth was exhibited on the FSA EOCs in mathematics from 2016 to 2017: up 7 percentage points in Algebra 1, 14 points in Algebra 2, and 2 points in Geometry.
· M-DCPS students’ also showed increasing success on the FSA EO
o On the Algebra 1 EOC, 59 percent of M-DCPS students passed the test, scoring Level 3 or above on their first attempt in 2017, up seven percentage points from 2016.
· For the first time, M-DCPS students have met the state passing rate on the Grade 10 FSA ELA used as a graduation test requirement.
Complete District, State, and school summary reports will be made available on the FDOE website and will also be made available at http://oada.dadeschools.net/. School shipments of Individual Student Reports will be forwarded to schools in early August. Additionally, student level scores will be posted to the Parent and Student Portals in the coming weeks.
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