Pasco FCAT 2.0 and EOC Highlights | News
Pasco County, Florida -- District School Board of Pasco County students outperformed the state on Biology, Geometry, and U.S. History end-of-course exams while matching the state passing percentage in Algebra.
Students showed improvements in the percent performing at or above achievement level 3 (satisfactory) on all but 4th and 7th grade reading and 5th grade FCAT 2.0 science. Overall, fewer students scored at level one on elementary and middle school math, reading, and science and more students scored at high proficiency levels (level 4 and 5) in science and reading.
Eleven of 14 high schools (79 percent) showed improvement on 10th grade FCAT 2.0 Reading, and nine showed improvement or held steady in 9th grade. Sixty-five percent of schools increased 4th grade reading proficiency percentages, and 61 percent of schools increased fifth grade reading proficiency percentages.
Fifth graders showed the most improvement on FCAT 2.0 Math, improving by three percentage points, followed by sixth grade with an overall two percentage point increase. Fourth, seventh, and eighth graders increased proficiency by one percentage point each. District eighth graders outperformed the state by one percentage point on the FCAT 2.0 Science exam.
Overall scores on Biology and History end-of-course exams exceeded the state by two percentage points. The district outperformed the state on Geometry end-of-course exams by one percentage point and matched the state on the Algebra EOC.
“We have many things to celebrate, especially the EOC scores, but I remain concerned about flat elementary reading and math scores and our fifth grade science scores,” said Superintendent Kurt Browning.