Hernando School District assessment results “remain largely unchanged”

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Hernando School District assessment results “remain largely unchanged”

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 20:25
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STAFF REPORT

BROOKSVILLE – The Florida Dept. of Education has released scores for all 2018-19 state assessments. Each year, students in grades 3-12 take a variety of assessments that measure their progress toward standard mastery across four core disciplines: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

District-wide, Hernando County scores remained largely unchanged. School officials report that modest gains in the number of students earning a Level 3 or higher in English Language Arts were off-set by a slight decline in mathematics.

Deltona Elementary, Winding Waters K-8 and D.S. Parrott Middle did have notable grade level improvements in math, while scores from Algebra 1 and Geometry End-of-Course (EOC) exams showed 9% gains over last year.

A strong showing from Explorer K-8 and Weeki Wachee High helped drive increases in Civics and US History EOC scores. Although science scores dipped in grades 5 and 8, the Biology EOC results showed 8% gains over 2018 results. Both Nature Coast Technical and Springstead high schools showed the most improvements with 16% and 14% gains respectively.

“Our next steps include gathering all data, refining our practice and rededicating our efforts,” Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Gina Michalicka said, “Until our students cross the graduation stage, our priority is their achievement.”

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