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Monday, June 16, 2014

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Northeast Florida School Districts Show Improvement on End-of-Course Assessments

Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 2014 - Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart today recognized school districts in Northeast 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."

  • Clay County increased from 2013 in two of the four assessment areas released today. Students improved by 12 percentage points in Algebra 1 and went up 10 percentage points U.S. History.
  • Nassau County students improved from 2013 in three of four assessment areas released today. U.S. History scores jumped 14 percentage points while both Algebra 1 and Biology 1 scores increased by three percentage points.
  • Putnam County is one of 13 districts in the state to improve in all four assessment areas released today from 2013. Scores in Algebra 1, Geometry and Biology 1 each increased by six percentage points.
  • St. Johns County improved from 2013 in three of the four assessment areas announced today. Both Geometry and Biology 1 went up four percentage points and U.S. History scores rose five percentage points.

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.