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FCAT: Taking a closer look

School Reading 2014* Change from 2013 Math 2014* Change from 2013
Belcher 46 -4 44 -7
Belleair 37 0 30 9
Brooker Creek 85 5 80 12
Curlew Creek 62 -16 64 -20
Curtis Fundamental 90 3 88 16
Cypress Woods 75 -4 71 2
Leila Davis 76 5 61 1
Dunedin 41 2 39 -5
Eisenhower 44 0 50 4
Forest Lakes 57 -8 63 13
Frontier School 51 0 45 -5
Garrison-Jones 61 -2 48 12
Highland Lakes 76 2 67 -6
Lake St. George 59 -12 64 -1
McMullen-Booth 51 0 50 -3
Mildred Helms 45 -10 37 7
Oldsmar 63 2 51 4
Ozona 77 -3 64 1
Plumb 66 3 53 -8
Ponce De Leon 47 18 54 28
Ridgecrest 69 2 60 2
Safety Harbor 67 -5 58 -8
San Jose 47 -5 50 1
Sandy Lane 31 9 40 14
Skycrest 39 1 32 4
Sunset Hills 62 -13 58 0
Sutherland 70 6 63 4
Tarpon Springs 60 6 37 -8
Tarpon Springs Fundamental 89 3 89 0
Academie Da Vinci Charter 84 -5 70 15
Athenian Academy Charter 78 6 65 3
Plato Academy Charter 69 0 78 6
Pinellas Primary Academy Charter 67 -21 70 -12
Plato Academy North K-8 Charter 88 3 83 18
Pinellas Academy of Math/Science 74 10 81 15
Plato Academy South K-8 Charter 81 -1 83 -1
Plato Seminole Charter 86 30 89 42
Plato Academy Charter – Tarpon 82 -9 73 -3

* Percentage testing proficient or higher

Source: Pinellas County Schools

With new education standards and a new test debuting next school year, this will be the last year for the controversial FCAT. That was the biggest takeaway when the state began its annual release of FCAT results last week. Across Florida, just under 60 percent of third-graders tested at the proficient level or better in reading and math — same as last year. Pinellas' overall numbers stayed flat as well. But that doesn't tell the story at individual schools. At half the county's elementary schools, the number of third-graders who tested proficient in reading declined. Nearly 40 percent of elementary schools saw declines in the percentage of students proficient in math. Many other schools, meanwhile, saw significant increases. Below is a chart showing how each school in the northern portion of the county fared. More results are expected in the coming weeks.

FCAT: Taking a closer look 05/28/14 [Last modified: Friday, May 30, 2014 10:43am]
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