Strong performances by
The percentage of
Among the school’s 39 fourth graders, the improvement in scores at satisfactory or above rose by 12 percentage points, from 44 to 56 percent. This current percentage of the class who posted satisfactory scores is double the 28 percent of ABC fourth graders who did so in 2012.
“I am extremely pleased with our fourth grade and eighth grade writing scores,” said ABC School Principal Chimene Johnson. “Both grade levels were above state average and our teachers motivated their students to do their best and use the writing strategies they have been taught.
“Our mission is that every student reach their full academic and social potential. Every year is a different year with students with varying capabilities,” she said. ”Our teaching staff works diligently to provide the best educational foundation for their students to be successful and show growth every year.”
But the number of
Among Franklin County High School 10th graders, the percentage at satisfactory and above slid to 37 percent, five percentage points below last year’s 42, but five head of 2012’s 32 percent.
What made the
The percentage at 3.5 scores was nearly identical to last year at 25 percent, while the percentage of 4.0 scores ballooned from 11 percent last year to 31 percent in 2014. The school also had 14 percent of its eighth graders receiving scores of 4.5, 5.0 and 5.5.
Among the 41 eighth graders, the data showed
The writing test prompts
The following are the 2014 FCAT 2.0 instructions for the expository writing portion of the test.
What do you like most about school? Think about what you like most about school. Now write to explain what you like most about school.
Writing Situation: When people think about
Directions: If you had to choose one thing that best represents
Writing Situation: To honor the accomplishments of the first president of the
Directions: Think about another person whose actions in life show that he or she also deserves such an honor. Now write to explain why this person is worthy of having his or her picture printed on the dollar bill.