Central Florida FCAT scores released

Central Fla. schools improve on FCAT reading, math, science, officials say

By Michelle Dendy - Web Editor

Scores for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test were released on Friday and Central Florida schools improved on reading, math and science test portions.

The Florida Department of Education released reading and math test results for grades 4-10, plus science results. Third grade results were released earlier.

[FCAT READING scores by school: Grade 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 ]
[FCAT MATH scores by school: Grade 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 ]
[FCAT WRITING scores by school: Grade 4 | Grade 8 | Grade 10 ]

[FCAT SCIENCE scores by school: Grade 5 | 8 ]

55 percent of the 10th-grade students in the state passed the reading portion of the test, up 1 percent from last year. Passing the 10th-grade FCAT test is mandatory for graduation.

According to a Florida Department of Education release, Central Florida's results break down as follows:

  • Orange County: Grades 3-5 had a 4 percentage point increase in math and both fifth and eighth-graders improved by 2 percentage points in science.
  • Osceola County: One of the five counties to improve in all seven assessment areas, led by a 3 percentage point increase in eighth-grade science.
  • Seminole County: Ranked no. 1 of 17 largest districts in reading, math and science. SCPS students outperformed state average in reading by 10 points and 12 points in mathematics
  • Brevard County: Mixed results, as grades 3-5 reading decreased by 1 percentage point in reading and increased by 2 percentage points in math. For grades 6-8, math and reading scores remained the same as the previous year. Grades 9-10 increased their reading scores by 3 percentage points.
  • Lake County: Grades 9-10 went up by 3 percentage points in reading while fifth-graders increased 2 percentage points in science.
  • Volusia County: Grades 3-5 jumped 5 percentage points in math while eighth-graders increased by 4 percentage points in science.
  • Flagler County: Both fifth and eighth-grades increased by 5 percentage points in science, while grades 6-8 increased in reading by 4 percentage points.

Statewide, slightly over half of Florida students have passed the state's standardized math and reading exams.

Results show 58 percent of third through eighth-grade students passed the statewide reading assessment, up one percent from the previous year.

Fifty-six percent of third through eighth-grade students passed the math test, the same as in 2013.

In science, fifty-four percent of fifth-grade students passed, up one percent from last year. Forty-nine percent of eighth-grade students passed the science test, a two point increase.

This year marks the last administration of the FCAT. Students will take a new exam aligned with the Common Core standards next year.

For more detailed scores, click here.

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