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Media Release: June 6, 2011

FCAT Scores
   
St. Johns County students continue to score well above the state average at every level on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). On the Sunshine State Standards (SSS), which are required skills for graduation, St. Johns County students scored in the top five in reading and math at every grade level among all 67 Florida school districts. Students also ranked first or second in the state in 14 out of 18 grade-level categories.

FCAT Science was given to students in Grades 5, 8 and 11. St. Johns County fifth graders ranked first in the state, and eighth and eleventh graders both ranked third in the state.

The FCAT, which assesses reading, math and science skills, was given in April to students in grades three through eleven throughout the state. Achievement levels range from one to five, with Level 3 being considered proficient. The test is part of a statewide effort to increase student performance and school accountability.

"With the advent of FCAT 2.0, we fully expected to see a drop in scores,” said Dr. Joseph Joyner, Superintendent of Schools. “However, we were extremely gratified to see how well our students handled the more rigorous material. We increased our scores in 12 categories, remained stable in four and slightly decreased in only two categories.”

Grade level results on the SSS comparing 2010 to 2011:


3rd Grade Reading 
Percent of students with level 3 and above increased from 85% to 87%
2nd in the state (T)
4th Grade Reading
Percent of students with level 3 and above remained at 83%
1st in the state (T)
5th Grade Reading
Percent of students with level 3 and above increased from 82% to 84%
1st in the state
6th Grade Reading
Percent of students with level 3 and above increased from 79% to 81 %
1st in the state (T)
7th Grade Reading
Percent of students with level 3 and above remained at 80%
2nd in the state (T)
8th Grade Reading 
Percent of students with level 3 and above increased from 68% to 72%
1st in the state
9th Grade Reading 
Percent of students with level 3 and above increased from 66% to 68%
1st in the state
10th Grade Reading 
Percent of students with level 3 and above increased from 55% to 56%
1st in the state
3rd Grade Math 
Percent of students with level 3 and above increased from 87% to 88%
4th in the state
4th Grade Math 
Percent of students with level 3 and above decreased from 86% to 84%
5th in the state (T)
5th Grade Math 
Percent of students with level 3 and above increased from 77% to 78%
1st in the state
6th Grade Math 
Percent of students with level 3 and above remained at 73% 
2nd in the state
7th Grade Math 
Percent of students with level 3 and above increased from 73% to76%
2nd in the state (T)
8th Grade Math 
Percent of students with level 3 and above increased from 80% to 83%.
2nd in the state
9th Grade Math 
Algebra 1 end-of-course results not in yet
10th Grade Math 
Percent of students with level 3 and above decreased from 85% to 84%
1st in the state
5th Grade Science 
Percent of students with level 3 and above increased from 67% to 69% 
1st in the state
8th Grade Science 
Percent of students with level 3 and above increased from 60% to 63%
3rd in the state
11th Grade Science 
Percent of students with level 3 and above remained at 53%
3rd in the state

(T) = tied

School grades for elementary and middle schools are expected to be released in approximately three weeks. High school grades will not be announced until November because the high school grading system incorporates data not yet available such as graduation rates and results of advanced academic testing.

Additional information can be found at http://fcat.fldoe.org/.










Last Modified: Jun 08, 2011