Holmes County FCAT scores up from last year

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

The number of students taking the test increased from last year at 32, with last year being 27, with an average developmental scale score of 226, which is increase by 1 point from last year, which was 225.

There were no twelfth grade Mathematics retakes this year, which is a decrease from last year at 10. 

According to the Florida Department of Education, Florida’s recent academic gains have received national attention, jumping from 11th to 6th in the nation for educational quality in 2013. Florida has the highest graduation rate in the nation for Hispanic students.

In the past decade, the number of Florida graduates participating in AP courses has more than doubled, and the number of low-income graduates taking AP courses has increased tenfold.

Florida’s graduation rate is 75.6 percent for 2012-13 – an increase of 1.1 percentage points over the prior year and up five percentage points since 2010-11.

Next year, a new assessment based on the Florida Standards will replace the FCAT 2.0, with the Florida Standards for mathematics and English language arts stress a broader approach for student learning, including an increased emphasis on analytical thinking. The new and more rigorous standards, a new assessment was needed to measure student progress, according to the FDOE.

For more information visit www.fldoe.org.

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