Holmes County FCAT scores up from last year

Published: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 04:25 PM.

BONIFAY – Scores are in for Holmes County District Schools’ FCAT for Reading and Math for the third grade, writing for fourth, eighth and tenth grades and the FCAT retake scores for the twelfth grade, showing increases in most areas.

Holmes County Superintendent of Schools Eddie Dixon said he was very pleased with the scores in Reading and Writing. Though he said he was disappointed in the Mathematics scores he said he could not fault the students or the teachers.

“It has been a tough year across the state because of Common Core,” said Dixon. “Most of our staff was preparing for the transition over before the whole program came to a halt. I am pleased but never satisfied and we’ll continue our efforts to prepare for the new Florida Standards.”

Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS) andLanguage Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) has been selected to replace the FCAT 2.0 exams beginning with the 2014-2015 school year and was approved by the Florida State Board of Education on February 18, 2014.

Here are the latest scores released by the FDOE:

Third Grade Reading:

Third grade Reading had a passing percentage of 56 percent, which is two percent higher from the previous year’s 54 percent average.

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