TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Education has released FCAT scores for local students.
The scores are for the following subjects: fourth-through 10th-grade Reading, fourth-through eighth-grade mathematics, fifth-and eighth-grade science as well as end-of-course assessments for Algebra 1, geometry, Biology 1 and U.S. history students.
The state says the end-of-course scores improved across the board with the biggest improvement in Biology 1 and geometry.
Education leaders also saw big gains in reading scores for sixth, eighth, ninth and 10th-grade students. Fourth-graders lead the way in math while fifth-graders had the strongest science scores. In the past, math and science have been an area of concern statewide.
“These results show that where we put our focus is where we see our progress,” said Commissioner of Education Dr. Tony Bennett. “While there are gains to celebrate today, we have a lot of work to do and it is not time to lower our expectations for success. We have a clear path forward as Florida shifts to the Common Core State Standards and an emphasis on helping all students think analytically and critically.”
You can see FCAT results for your child's school online.