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Miami-Dade County Public Schools students’ scores on the Science Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test improved markedly for this year, outpacing growth statewide at all three grade levels tested. Additionally, M-DCPS’ growth from 2010 to 2011 surpassed the state and neighboring districts in Reading and Science. The percentages of M-DCPS students scoring high on the new FCAT 2.0 Reading in 2011 were comparable to those seen in 2010 across all grade levels, paralleling statewide results.

“It’s encouraging to see that our students are progressing in Reading and Science at a faster rate than their counterparts in other South Florida counties, as well as across the state,” said Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho. “Our focus now will be to maintain that dynamic as we move forward.”

Student results for the new FCAT 2.0 Reading in Grades 3 through 10 and Mathematics in Grades 3 through 8 are reported as equated FCAT Equivalent Developmental Scale Scores (EDSS) because the new FCAT 2.0 scale and achievement levels will not be available in 2010-11. However, student results for the FCAT Mathematics in Grade 10 and FCAT Science in Grades 5, 8, and 11 are reported using the traditional FCAT scale and achievement levels.

Overall, more than 230,000 students in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) participated in the Spring 2011 FCAT / FCAT 2.0 administration.

Complete District, State, and school summary reports will be posted as they become available on the FLDOE website at http://fcat.fldoe.org/mediapacket/2011/default.asp. In addition, an interactive database will be available at http://fcat.fldoe.org/results/default.asp. Information about the transition to FCAT 2.0 and how it may impact students statewide may be found at http://fcat.fldoe.org/, with additional information on the scoring process in Understanding FCAT 2.0 Reports at http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/pdf/11ufrfinal.pdf. School shipments of Individual Student Reports will be forwarded to schools for distribution to parents.

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