On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the Florida Department of Education released results for the Spring 2018 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) for English Language Arts (ELA) (grades 4-10), Mathematics (grades 3 through 8) and Science (grades 5 and 8). In addition, the state released results for End of Course (EOC) exams in Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, U.S. History and Civics.
The 2018 results show Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) either maintained or increased the percentage of students scoring level 3 or higher on 16 of the 21 tested areas (subjects and grade levels) as compared to the prior year.
ELA results for grades 3, 4, 5 and 8 show an increase of 2 or more percentage points for students scoring at level 3 or higher.
Mathematic results for grades 3 and 5 show an increase of 2 or more percentage points for students scoring at level 3 or higher.
Science results for grades 5 and 8 show an increase of 2 or more percentage points for students scoring at level 3 or higher.
Additionally, these results show that the percentage of BCPS students scoring at or above achievement level 3 met or exceed the state average in 16 out of the 21 tested areas. Among the five largest school districts in Florida, BCPS earned the highest percentage or tied for the highest percentage of students scoring at level 3 or higher on the ELA portion of the FSA in grades 6, 7 and 8.
“Our students showed great resilience in taking the FSA tests just two months after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “While this has been a difficult school year and our entire community is continuing to recover, we remain committed to providing all students with a high-quality education.”
Comparisons between this year’s and last year’s scores – especially for high school End-of-Course (EOC) assessments – should be made in the context of the effect this traumatic event has had on students Districtwide. It is important to note, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High were exempt from statewide assessments this school year.
On Saturday, June 16, 2018, parents/guardians will be able to access their child/children’s test scores on the District’s Virtual Counselor portal at http://bcps.browardschools.com/VirtualCounselor/.
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