Florida students' test scores continue to improve

Standardized assessments show big gains in science, closing achievement gap

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida students' standardized test scores continue to improve and the achievement gap is closing across many grade levels and subjects, according to data released Thursday by the Florida Department of Education.

Once again, St. Johns County has the highest English and math test scores of the state's 67 counties.

DATA LINKS: 2018 student assessment results
MORE ONLINE: FDOE statewide assessments 2018 report

Compared to 2017, more students passed the 2018 statewide, standardized English language arts and mathematics assessments. 

Highlights:

  • In grades 3-10, the percentage of students who passed (Level 3 or higher) the English Language Arts portion of the assessment increased by one percentage point.
  • In grades 3-8, the percentage of students passing the Florida Standards Assessment in Mathematics and end-of-course assessments increased by one percentage point.
  • The percentage of students passing the statewide end-of-course assessment in Algebra 1 increased by one percentage point.
  • The percentage of students passing the statewide end-of-course assessment in Geometry increased by three percentage points. |
     

Compared to 2017, a higher percentage of Florida students also passed the statewide, standardized science, civics and U.S. history assessments.

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