Schools Superintendent Wayne Gent says he is “very pleased” with the performance of students and teachers on the just-released results for FCAT 2.0 Reading at grades 3-10, FCAT 2.0 Mathematics at grades 4-8, and FCAT Science for grades 5 and 8.
”The main point is that Palm Beach students outperformed Florida at most grades in Mathematics and Science, and a majority of our students scored proficient or above at all tested grades and subjects. In fact, grade 8 Mathematics is an impressive 10 points higher than Florida, and Palm Beach students outperformed four of the largest school districts in Florida at most tested grades in Mathematics and Science,” Gent said. The Superintendent’s analysis also showed that district students performed about the same as or above Florida at most grades in Reading, with grade 8 Reading four points higher than Florida.
Gent gave credit to the teachers and staff for preparing the students, to the students for focusing on their lessons and to the Board for its leadership in supporting student achievement as the district’s top priority.
“Can we do better? Yes, and we will continue to improve,” he said.
For more information, contact:
|Mark Howard, Director Research, Evaluation and Assessment 561-434-8781||Marc Baron, Chief Performance Accountability 561-434-8851|