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State testing results released for Central Florida students

A new report by the Southern Education Foundation finds that low-income children are a majority in the public schools of at least 17 states -- 13 of them in the South. Here are the states with the most low-income students, based off the percentage
A new report by the Southern Education Foundation finds that low-income children are a majority in the public schools of at least 17 states -- 13 of them in the South. Here are the states with the most low-income students, based off the percentage


Officials released the results Friday of the Florida State Assessments and end-of-course assessments, showing that Central Florida students are improving in math, English, science, civics and history.

[READ: Full results at State Assessment Results.

A lot of the increased results come in math courses. Brevard County students younger than high school improved 8 percentage points in the Algebra I tests and 87 percent scored Level 3 or higher.

In Lake County, students younger than high school improved 9 percentage points in Algebra I, with 85 percent scored Level 3 or higher.

In Osceola County, students improved 10 percentage points in geometry.

According to a Florida Department of Education news release, highlights from Central Florida include:

Brevard County

  • Improved 8 percentage points for students younger than high school age in algebra 1, with 87 percent scoring Level 3 or higher.
  • Increased 1 percentage point in algebra 2 and civics.
  • Moved up 1 percentage point in grades 6-8 mathematics combined (Florida Standards Assessment and end-of-course assessments).

Flagler County

  • Moved up 7 percentage points in algebra 2, with 54 percent of students scoring Level 3 or higher.
  • Improved 5 percentage points in geometry, with 62 percent of students scoring Level 3 or higher.
  • Increased 1 percentage point in grades 9-10 English language arts, civics, and grade 8 science combined (Florida Standards Assessment and biology 1 end-of-course assessment).

Lake County

  • Improved 9 percentage points for students younger than high school age scoring Level 3 or higher in Algebra 1, with 85 percent meeting that benchmark.
  • Increased eight percentage points in Algebra 2.
  • Improved three percentage points in Grades 3-5 Mathematics combined (Florida Standards Assessment and End-of-Course assessments), and two percentage points in Civics.

Orange County

  • Improved 3 percentage points for students younger than high school age in Algebra 1, with 82 percent scoring Level 3 or higher.
  • Moved up 2 percentage points in civics.
  • Increased 1 percentage point in grades 6-8 English language arts.

Osceola County

  • Improved 10 percentage points in geometry.
  • Increased 6 percentage points in biology 1, with 69 percent scoring Level 3 or higher.
  • Moved up 2 percentage points in both Algebra 2 and U.S. History,

Seminole County

  • Increased 5 percentage points for students younger than high school age in algebra 1, with 90 percent scoring Level 3 or higher.
  • Moved up 2 percentage points in both algebra 2 and Grade 8 science combined (Florida Standards Assessment and biology 1 end-of -course assessment).
  • Improved 1 percentage point in civics and U.S. History.

Sumter County

  • Improved 15 percentage points in algebra 2, with 47 percent of students scoring Level 3 or higher.
  • Increased 4 percentage points in civics and 3 percentage points in Grades 3-5 mathematics combined (Florida Standards Assessment and End-of-Course assessments).
  • Moved up 2 percentage points in Grades 3-5 English language arts and students younger than high school age scoring Level 3 or higher in algebra 1.

Volusia County

  • Improved 4 percentage points for students younger than high school age in algebra 1, with 94 percent scoring Level 3 or higher.
  • Increased 4 percentage points in civics.
  • Improved 3 percentage points in geometry.