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Monday, June 16, 2014

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Southwest Districts Show Improvement on End-of-Course Assessments

Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 2014 - Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart today recognized school districts in Southwest Florida for improved student performance on state end-of-course (EOC) assessments in Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology 1 and U.S. History.

"I am so appreciative of Florida's teachers and school leaders who have worked incredibly hard this year to improve student performance," said Commissioner Stewart. "Their increased focus and dedication will ensure Florida's students are prepared for success in college, a career and in life."

  • Glades County is one of 13 counties in the state to improve on all four assessment areas released today from 2013. Student scores jumped 18 percentage points in Algebra 1, seven percentage points in Biology 1 and four percentage points in U.S. History.
  • Hendry County students increased from 2013 in three of four assessment areas released today. Algebra 1 went up seven percentage points and U.S. History rose fifteen percentage points.
  • Lee County improved from 2013 in three of the four assessment areas announced today. Student scores went up eight percentage points in U.S. History and six percentage points in Geometry.

Overall, statewide student achievement improved in all of the EOC assessment areas released today. Compared to last year, students improved in U.S. History by 10 percentage points, followed by a two percentage point increase in Biology 1 and a one percentage point increase in both Algebra 1 and Geometry.

The Algebra 1 EOC was administered for the first time in spring 2011, the Biology 1 and Geometry EOCs were first administered in spring 2012 and the U.S. History EOC was administered for the first time in spring 2013. More information about EOCs can be found at Florida End-of-Course Assessments.

The 2014 End-of-Course assessment results are available at 2014 Statewide Assessment Scores.