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Monday, June 16, 2014

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Big Bend Districts Show Improvement on End-of-Course Assessments

Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 2014 - Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart today recognized school districts in Florida's Big Bend 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, career and in life."

  • Gadsden County improved from 2013 in two of the four assessment areas released today with Biology 1 scores increasing five percentage points.
  • Lafayette County is one of 13 Florida school districts that improved in all four assessment areas from 2013. Scores jumped 36 percentage points in Geometry, 12 percentage points in Algebra 1, six percentage points in Biology 1 and four percentage points in U.S. History.
  • Madison County increased from 2013 in three of the four assessment areas released today. Students scored 34 percentage points higher in Algebra 1, 12 percentage points higher in U.S. History, and three percentage points higher in Geometry.
  • Florida State University School improved from 2013 in three of the four assessment areas released today. Geometry scores rose 23 percentage points, Algebra 1 scores rose 13 percentage points, and U.S. History scores rose eight 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 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.