FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 28, 2019
CONTACT: Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
M-DCPS Announces Unparalleled Assessment Results
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)
“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.”
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
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.
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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