Early FCAT results are positive for Santa Rosa County

Published on May 28, 2014 with No Comments

Friday the Florida Department of Education released the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores with Santa Rosa County remaining at the top in many areas.

The Florida Department of Education released the FCAT 2.0 writing scores, as well as third-grade reading and math scores.

In Santa Rosa County, third-graders’ reading scores dropped by 2 percentage points to 73 percent of those tested who were proficient in reading and 71 percent were proficient in math, unchanged from last year.

According to reports that keeps Santa Rosa County among the top five school districts among the 67 in Florida when it comes to reading.

The only district to top Santa Rosa County’s 73 percent was St. Johns County which posted a score of 76 perecent.

When is came to writing, fourth-graders’ scores fell in Santa Rosa County. Santa Rosa fell by 7 percentage points to 52 percent proficiency.

Next year’s test format for writing is expected to change as it will emphasize skills such as supportive reasoning in self expression in addition to expository communication.

In the eighth grade writing tests Santa Rosa’s eighth-graders writing proficiency dropped by 1 percentage point to 62.

In the tenth grade test results released by the state Santa Rosa increased by 6 percentage points to 70 percent proficiency.


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