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Friday, July 09, 2010

2010 FCAT Scores Highlight Increases in Academic Achievement


The 2010 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) results for grades four through 11 Reading, Math, Science and Writing have been announced and the results show increases in the percent of students scoring proficient and above in almost every middle and high school grade level in reading and mathematics. Science achievement also showed positive momentum with gains in all tested grade levels and students continue to score well in writing.

Highlights of the 2010 FCAT results include:

  • The percentage of students scoring proficient and above in reading increased by one point in grades 6 (67 percent), 7 (68 percent), 8 (55 percent), and 9 (48 percent), and two points in grade 10 (39 percent).
  • The percentage of students scoring proficient and above in mathematics increased by one point in grades 5 (63 percent) and 7 (61 percent), two points in grades 6 (57 percent) and 8 (68 percent), and four points in grade 10 (73 percent).
  • The percentage of students scoring proficient and above in science increased by three points in grade 5 (49 percent), two points in grade 8 (43 percent), and one point in grade 11 (38 percent).
  • In Writing, approximately 95 percent of students in grades 4 (94 percent), 8 (96 percent), and 10 (94 percent) scored at or above 3 on the six-point grading scale. The percent of students scoring a four or higher was 68 percent in grade 4, 76 percent in grade 8, and 72 percent in grade 10.

For more information about this year’s FCAT results, visit http://fcat.fldoe.org/mediapacket/2010/

 

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