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Hillsborough leads the region in FCAT writing scores

Hillsborough County's school district is celebrating the release Friday morning of FCAT writing scores that surpass the statewide averages for proficiency and, for the most part, lead the region.

Tested in grades 4, 8 and 10, Hillsborough's students showed proficiency rates of 65, 66 and 67.

Proficiency is defined as a 3.5 or better on a test is scored from 1.0 to 6.0.

Some schools improved more than others, with the district spotlighting these examples:

  • Graham Elementary School saw a 30 percent increase in the number of students meeting the proficiency mark – from 60 percent to 90 percent. The average score of 3.8 was up from 3.4 last year.
  • Chiaramonte Elementary School saw a 36 percent increase in the number of students meeting the proficiency mark – from 44 percent to 80 percent. The average score of 3.7 was up from 3.3 last year.
  • Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy saw a 31 percent increase in the number of students meeting the proficiency mark – from 43 percent to 74 percent.
  • Monroe Middle School saw a 28 percent increase – from 34 percent to 58 percent.
  • Leto High School saw an 18 percent increase in the number of students meeting the proficiency mark – from 38 percent to 56 percent.
  • Jefferson High School saw a 12 percent increase – from 66 percent to 78 percent.

 

[Last modified: Friday, May 24, 2013 10:50am]

    

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