Joyner reports that students continue to excel

300-DR-JOSEPH-JOYNER-HCNAlthough elementary and middle school grades are not expected to be released until this summer, and high school grades will not be announced until later in the year, the St Johns County School District is already crowing about student scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test announced to Historic City News earlier today.

St Johns County students continue to excel. On the Sunshine State Standards, which are required skills for graduation, St Johns County students scored extremely well in reading, math, science, and End-of-Course assessments, among all 67 Florida school districts.

“I am extremely proud of the efforts of our teachers, students and curriculum staff,” said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner. “Once again our students scored well above the state average in every assessment.”

FCAT Science was given to students in fifth and eighth grades. St Johns County fifth graders and eighth graders ranked first in the state.

The FCAT, which assesses reading (third through 10th grades), math (third through eighth grades) and science (fifth and eighth grades) skills, was given in April to students throughout the state.

Achievement levels range from one to five, with Level 3 being considered proficient. St Johns County students ranked first in EOC assessments for Algebra 1, Geometry and Biology 1. Students also ranked first in the baseline year for the U.S. History EOC assessment.

The test is part of a statewide effort to increase student performance and school accountability.

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