Read: The First Results From Florida’s New Statewide Test

Sep 30, 2015

School districts have received the first batch of results from the Florida Standards Assessments.

Florida school districts received the first round of test results from the Florida Standards Assessments this week.

The results show what percentage of students in each district scored within each quartile of all Florida students taking the exams. Parents can expect more detailed scores for their students in October.

Students in Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties performed about as well as their peers across the state on the Florida Standards Assessments English language arts and math exams.

But Broward and Palm Beach counties had more top scorers on the state’s algebra exam than average. Miami-Dade had more low-scoring students than average on the exam, which is required to graduate from high school.

The state is now setting cut scores for  the exams, which will determine what percentage of students are meeting state goals. Eventually, the state plans to issue A-to-F grades for every public school that will include Florida Standards Assessments results.

State superintendents have objected to those grades, arguing problems during spring testing and a recent review of the exam make the test results unreliable.