Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart reported to Historic City News today that the St Johns County School District has been recognized for improved student performance on state end-of-course assessments in algebra 1, geometry, biology 1 and United States history.
St. Johns County improved from 2013 in three of the four assessment areas announced today. Both Geometry and Biology 1 went up four percentage points and U.S. History scores rose five percentage points.
“I am so appreciative of Florida’s teachers and school leaders who have worked incredibly hard this year to improve student performance,” said Commissioner Stewart. “Their increased focus and dedication will ensure Florida’s students are prepared for success in college, a career and in life.”
Overall, statewide student achievement improved in all assessment areas released today.
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. The algebra 1 evaluation was administered for the first time in spring 2011, the biology 1 and geometry exams were first administered in spring 2012 and the U.S. history exam was administered for the first time in spring 2013.
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.