District holds its own with FCAT scores

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 01:11 PM.

The district also has room for appeal.

The state provides a window through the next two weeks to argue any potential discrepancies to the FDOE. Ramsey said she and school administrators had already spotted several areas of appeal.

 On the positive, the district had a higher percentage of students performing at grade level or above than students statewide in all other categories and grades save the writing scores among high school sophomores – a 3.0 compared to the state average of 3.5 on a scale of 1-6 – and reading and writing in fourth grade.

 Among district fourth-graders the mean writing score was 3.2 compared to 3.4 for the state.

The percentage of fourth-graders scoring 3 or above in the district was 54 percent compared to 60 percent statewide.

In the EOC, or End of Course exams, administered now in high school in four core subjects but which will replace the FCAT in a few years, the district also landed below the state average for the percentage of students in the bottom one-third of scores in U.S. History.

The History EOC was administered for the first time this year.

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