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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 28, 2019
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

M-DCPS Announces Unparalleled Assessment Results

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released results today from the Spring 2019 administration of the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, the Statewide Science Assessment, and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments.

 Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ students continue to demonstrate exceptional academic performance as substantiated by the results of the Florida Standards Assessment,” said Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho. “Despite having a more challenging demographic profile, M-DCPS students outperformed their counterparts across the State in most grades and subjects, demonstrating strong improvement over the past 10 years. These scores validate the instructional focus of our teachers and the steadfast dedication of our students, as well as the success we have had in significantly closing the student achievement gap.”

 Overall, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) students scored high on the Spring 2019 administration of Florida’s statewide assessments. Highlights of the M-DCPS students’ results follow:

  • In English Language Arts, M-DCPS students in Grades 3 through 8 outscored their counterparts statewide, and those in Grades 9 and 10 matched the state’s performance.
    • In Grades 4 through 9, higher percentages of M-DCPS students scored in Levels 3 and above in 2019 than in 2018.

  • In Mathematics, higher percentages of M-DCPS students in Grades 3 through 6 scored in Levels 3 and above than their counterparts statewide.
    • In Grades 7 and 8, M-DCPS growth from 2018 to 2019 outpaced the state.
    • On the Algebra 1 End-of-Course (EOC) assessment, M-DCPS students taking the test for the first time outscored students statewide in terms of proficiency, with an increase of 3 percentage points from 2018 to 2019, while the state declined by one point.
    • On the Geometry EOC, the percent of students in the District scoring in Levels 3 and above increased from 2018 to 2019 while the state remained stable.
  • The percentages of M-DCPS students passing the assessments required for high school graduation met or exceeded the state in Spring 2019.
    • The percentage of students in the District passing the Grade 10 FSA ELA assessment matched that of students statewide, at 53 percent.
    • The percentage of students passing the Algebra 1 EOC increased from 60 in 2018 to 63 in 2019, surpassing the state’s 62 percent passing rate.
  • M-DCPS students also outpaced and outscored their counterparts across the state on the Biology 1 EOC, with 68 percent scoring in Levels 3 and above, reflecting a 3-percentage point gain from 2018 to 2019.
  • On the Statewide Science assessment, proficiency in Grades 5 and 8 regressed across the state.
  • Results on the Social Studies EOC assessments continue to improve, both in terms of proficiency and growth.
    • In 2019, higher percentages of M-DCPS students scored in Levels 3 and above when compared to their counterparts statewide, and when compared to the prior year’s scores.
    • District students exhibited 73 percent and 71 percent proficiency on the Civics and U.S. History EOCs, respectively, representing higher proficiency rates than in any other content area.
  • For the first time, M-DCPS students outscored students statewide on four of the five EOC assessments:  Algebra 1, Biology, Civics and U.S. History.   
  • Across all grade levels and content areas, M-DCPS met or exceeded the state in 17 out of 21 indicators.    

Complete District, State, and school summary reports are available online at http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/results/2019.stml and will also be made available at http://oada.dadeschools.net/.

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