Duval County 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grade 3 Math Scores Show Marked Improvement | Schools

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Duval County 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grade 3 Math Scores Show Marked Improvement

The Florida Department of Education has released the 2011 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) results for grade three reading and mathematics. For the fifth straight year Duval County Public Schools’ grade three math scores continue to improve. This year’s math scores are a full five points over the state average.

Duval County Public Schools’ third-graders demonstrated more improvement in their math scores than any other large urban district in Florida or neighboring counties. In the past five years, math scores for Duval County public school third-graders have jumped 14 points, more than any other large urban district in the state of Florida.

Third-grade FCAT reading scores maintained their levels from last year which is a one point increase over scores from 2009. FCAT 2.0 is a new test but continues tracking changes in scores the same way the last edition of the FCAT was scored.

“We are pleased with the work our principals, teachers and students are doing in terms of the increased scores for math. We are also encouraged over these scores showing such an improvement after the implementation of new state standards and curriculum,” said Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals. “We still feel significant work can be done on improving reading efficiency in the third-grade. The district feels these reading results show the need for a city-wide focus on reading to ensure every student is reading at grade level.”

Here are a few statistics from this year’s 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grade 3 Math and Reading Scores:

  • In reading, Duval County stayed the same with 69% of the students scoring a 3 or higher compared to the State, which also stayed the same at 72% scoring a 3 or higher, and
  • In mathematics, 79% of Duval county’s third grade students scored a 3 or higher, an improvement of 5 percentage points over last year while statewide the scores remained the same as the previous year at 78%.
  • In Grade 3 Reading, Ortega Elementary School improved their performance 33 points over last year and Timucuan ES improved their performance 22 points.
  • In Grade 3 Mathematics, Hogan-Spring Glen Elementary School, Henry Kite Elementary School, and Normandy Village Elementary School all improved their performance by 28 points over last year.


Duval County Public Schools operates 172 schools and serves approximately 123,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy, and culturally diverse world.


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