As a companion to our new policy brief, Understanding and Updating School Grades for Florida's Future, a new online tool lets you explore the impact of possible changes to school grades on the state, your district or your school.
There has been a lot of confusion around the recently released 2013 school grades for elementary and middle schools. As Florida prepares for a transition to Common Core standards, and an accompanying host of more difficult tests, the state has made a number of adjustments to the way students and schools are evaluated over the past few years.
We've pulled together all the data for every elementary and middle school in the state to make it easier for you to see what your school's grade is, whether or not it was adjusted due to the "safety net" rule and, if so, what it would have been without the safety net.Read More
The Florida Department of Education recently released 2013 results for End of Course Exams (EOCs) in Geometry, Biology and U.S. History. In general, Duval County performed below the statewide average in Geometry and U.S. History, and equal to the statewide average in Biology.
Go directly to the data to explore the percentage of students passing the EOCs in each subject area for the state, Duval County, and the six other largest counties in the state.
Relative to the other large districts in the state, Duval County performed best in Biology, outpacing Miami-Dade, Hillsborough and Broward counties. In Geometry and U.S. History, Duval is lagging behind the other large districts - though they are all within 12 percentage points of each other across both tests.Read More
Check out a new data visualization showing how Duval County third graders performed relative to other districts across the state. It also shows the results of how each school within Duval County performed.Read More
To learn more about the current state of health and socio-emotional development among Duval County students we looked at the results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey of middle and high school students. The survey asks about issues such as violence, safety, sex, nutrition and suicide.Read More