June 28, 2017
VIERA -- More students in Brevard Public Schools earned satisfactory scores on state exams in critical subjects including third-grade reading and high school algebra and English in 2017.
The percentage of Brevard students who earned satisfactory scores on the English language arts portion of the Florida Standards Assessment improved at all grade levels, especially in grades 3-5, according to data released today. In the early grades – where reading proficiency is considered key to future academic success – passing rates increased by four percentage points, from 57 percent to 61 percent. In ninth and 10th grade, passing rates on the required state English exam increased from 58 percent to 60 percent.
In math, the percentage of students who passed the FSA algebra 1 exam increased from 61 percent last year to 64 percent in 2017.
In Florida, students must pass the Algebra 1 exam and 10th-grade English language arts tests to graduate.
“Wherever you are, I think improvement is the ultimate sign of success,” Superintendent Desmond Blackburn said. “I'm proud to report that this, already phenomenal school system, simply continues to get better and better. Today's results prove it.”
Brevard school leaders were still analyzing scores for each school and grade level following the release of state assessment results by the Florida Department of Education. The FDOE released district-by-district scores on its website.
Said Blackburn: “Brevard Public Schools continues to be among the state's leaders in student achievement which is a contributor to the fact that Brevard County is THE place to live, learn, work, and play. I'm just honored to be on the team.”
Contact: Matt Reed
Brevard Public Schools