Brevard Public Schools Leads Florida in Assessment Scores, Student Achievement
By Space Coast Daily // June 15, 2018
outperformed the state in every end-of-course exam
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools continues to be a top performer on state assessments according to data released by the Florida Department of Education today.
“Once again, our students have proven to be academic leaders,” said BPS Superintendent Dr. Desmond Blackburn.
“They continue to master challenging curriculum and achieve impressive learning gains. Our dedicated teachers and administrators work hard to prepare our students for success and these scores are evidence of that.”
Brevard Public Schools outperformed or were equal to the state average in all grade levels in mean scale score and level 3 and above for English Language Arts (ELA).
The district’s sixth grade ranked third out of all of Florida’s 67 districts in ELA and second in math. Brevard saw a three-percentage-point increase in ELA in 10th grade, which is required for graduation.
In grades 6-10, Brevard is No. 1 in ELA performance levels 3 and above out of the 15 largest districts in the state.
Brevard outperformed the state in every end-of-course (EOC) exam which includes algebra 1, geometry, civics, U.S. history and biology.
“While we know that there is so much more value to our students and educators than test scores, it’s good to know that we continue to outpace the state and the rest of the large districts in these student achievement indicators,” Blackburn said.
“The future will require us to further reduce systemic tensions around assessments and evaluation in order to ensure optimal teaching and learning environments for BPS’ babies and their phenomenal educators. I’m forever proud.”
Brevard school leaders are still analyzing additional data and those findings will be released as they become available.
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