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2014 FCAT 2.0 scores released for writing, third grade reading and math

The Florida Department of Education has released the first round of 2014 FCAT 2.0 results this morning. This round of results includes third grade math and reading scores, and writing scores for fourth, eighth, and tenth graders.

Why are FCAT 2.0 scores released at different times?

These scores are released earlier than the rest since the FCAT writing test is always the first to be administered, in February of the academic year. Third grade scores are also released early since this third grade is a critical year when the assessment scores impact grade retention for students. In order to plan for summer remediation programs and promotion, the third grade reading and math scores are released before the fourth through tenth grade reading, math, and science scores are announced.

Third Grade Reading and Math FCAT 2.0 Scores (Districtwide)

  • The percentage of DCPS third graders reading at grade level or above in 2014 (51 percent) fell by 4 percentage points from 2013 (55 percent).
  • The percentage of DCPS third graders performing at grade level or above in Math in 2014 (57 percent) rose 1 percentage point from 2013 (56 percent).
  • The percentage of DCPS third graders reading at or above grade level in 2014 (51 percent) was 6 percentage points lower than the statewide average (57 percent).
  • The percentage of DCPS third graders performing at or above in Math in 2014 (57 percent) was 1 percentage point lower than the statewide average (58 percent).

 

Percentage of students performing on grade level or above (2013-2014)

 

 

State

Duval

 

2013

2014

Difference

2013

2014

Difference

3rd grade Reading

57

57

0

55

51

-4

3rd grade Math

58

58

0

56

57

+1

 

Third Grade Reading (Individual School Highlights)

Among individual schools, Chimney Lakes Elementary School made the largest gains in percentage of third graders reading at grade level or above. See table below for the top gains and drops in reading among schools in DCPS this year. 

Largest individual schools' gains and drops in DCPS (Reading)

 

Top Largest Gains - Reading

School Name

2014

2013

Difference

Chimney Lakes Elementary School

75

58

+17

Bayview Elementary School

48

33

+15

Gregory Drive Elementary School

48

35

+13

Highlands Elementary School

48

36

+12

John Love Elementary School

36

24

+12

Hyde Park Elementary School

31

19

+12

 

Top Largest Drops - Reading

School Name

2014

2013

Difference

Tiger Academy

46

82

-36

Cedar Hills Elementary School

34

65

-31

Stonewall Jackson Elementary School

26

55

-29

Fort Caroline Elementary School

36

60

-24

Pine Forest Elementary School

58

81

-23

 

  • Number of schools making gains (Reading): 36
  • Number of schools making learning drops (Reading):  74
  • Number of schools maintaining same percentage on grade level (Reading):  2

 

Third Grade Mathematics (Individual School Highlights)

Among individual schools, Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School made the largest gains in percentage of third graders performing at grade level or above in math. See table below for the top gains and drops in mathematics among schools in DCPS this year.

 

Largest individual schools' gains and drops in DCPS (Mathematics)

Top Largest Gains - Mathematics

School Name

2014

2013

Difference

Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School

73

32

+41

Lake Lucina Elementary School

57

21

+36

Smart Pope Livingston Elementary School

44

17

+27

Seacoast Charter Academy

69

44

+25

Hyde Park Elementary School

50

26

+24

 

Top Largest Drops - Mathematics

School Name

2014

2013

Difference

Somerset Academy Elementary

43

71

-28

Tiger Academy

51

76

-25

Reynolds Lane Elementary School

19

43

-24

Hogan-Spring Glen Elementary School

49

71

-22

Duval Charter School at Arlington

16

37

-21

 

  • Number of schools making gains (Mathematics): 56
  • Number of schools making learning drops (Mathematics): 54
  • Number of schools maintaining same percentage on grade level (Mathematics): 2

 

Fourth, Eighth, and Tenth Grade Writing (Districtwide)

  • The percentage of DCPS fourth graders writing at a level 3.5 or above in 2014 (45 percent) fell 9 percentage points from 2013 (54 percent).
  • The percentage of DCPS eighth graders writing at a level 3.5 or above in 2014 (54 percent) rose 1 percentage point from 2013 (53 percent).
  • The percentage of DCPS tenth graders writing at a level 3.5 or above in 2014 (64 percent) fell 4 percentage points from 2013 (68 percent).

 

 

State

Duval

 

2013

2014

Difference

2013

2014

Difference

4th Grade Writing

57

53

-4

54

45

-9

8th Grade Writing

54

56

+2

53

54

+1

10th Grade Writing

62

64

+2

68

64

-4

 

 

Note: These scores are based on the FCAT 2.0 assessment. This is the last year the FCAT 2.0 reading and math assessment will be used in Florida public schools, as the test will be replaced by the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) produced by American Institutes for Research (AIR) to be administered next school year.  

 

For more information about the 2014 FCAT 2.0 scores released so far, click here.  Continue to check jaxpef.org for more information about FCAT 2.0 scores and school grades.

 

-- Kelly Turner