MIAMI – The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released the scores for the Algebra I End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment, and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools middle-grade students scored remarkably well on the test with 90 percent achieving scores of Level 3 or above as required to earn high school credit.
Fifty-two percent of M-DCPS students taking the Algebra I EOC as a retake received passing scores, as compared to 43 percent of their counterparts around the state.
The improvement of Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ (M-DCPS) first-time test-takers’ success rates significantly outpaced the improvement of students statewide from 2011-2012. M-DCPS success rates improved nine percentage points as compared to the State’s four percentage points. The Algebra I EOC Assessment was first administered May 2011.
A large majority of the students who participated in the EOC were in Grades 7-9, and were required to earn passing scores of Level 3 or above to receive high school credit for the course.
The Florida EOC Assessments are part of Florida's Next Generation Strategic Plan for the purpose of increasing student achievement and improving college and career readiness. EOC assessments are computer-based, criterion-referenced assessments that measure the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for specific courses, as outlined in their course descriptions.