Florida end-of-course assessments: Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Indian River counties show improvement

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida’s Commissioner of Education recognized school districts Monday in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for improved student performance on state end-of-course assessments in Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology 1 and U.S. History.

“I am so appreciative of Florida’s teachers and school leaders who have worked incredibly hard this year to improve student performance,” said Commissioner Pam Stewart said in a news release. “Their increased focus and dedication will ensure Florida’s students are prepared for success in college, a career and in life.”

* Indian River County is one of 13 school districts in the state that improved in all four assessment areas announced Monday, including a four percentage-point increase in Geometry.

* Palm Beach County also improved in all four assessment areas announced today, moving up 12 percentage points in U.S. History and six percentage points in Geometry.

* St. Lucie County is also one of 13 school districts that improved in all four assessment areas announced Monday, jumping 10 percentage points in Algebra 1, eight percentage points in U.S. History and seven percentage points in Geometry

Student achievement across the state improved in all of the EOC assessment areas. Compared to last year, students improved in U.S. History by 10 percentage points, followed by a two percentage point increase in Biology 1 and a one percentage point increase in both Algebra 1 and Geometry.

More information about EOCs can be found at Florida End-of-Course Assessments.

The 2014 End-of-Course assessment results are available at 2014 Statewide Assessment Scores .
 

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