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Florida- recent NAEP trends

I guess State Ed Watch had to go back to 1992 to find something positive about Florida and NAEP scores.  What has happened as of late? And the most important question is about end results- graduation. What has happened as testing has increased? Is there a connection?

8th Grade Math: (2009-2011) National Public School scale Scores are up +1  Florida scale Scores are 0 – unchanged

8th Grade Reading: (2009-2011) National Public School scale scores are up +2  Florida scale scores are down -3

4th Grade Reading: (2009-2011) National Public School scale scores are down -2 Florida scale scores are down -4

4th Grade Reading:

* Gap between low income and other students at the National Public School level is the same as it was in 2005. The gap in Florida is up from 21 to 23.

*Scale Score in Florida dropped last year. Since 2005 the Florida scale score is up 7 while the Public School scale score is up 4.

8th Grade Reading:

*The gap between low income and other students in Florida is the same as it was in 2007!  The National Public School gap is the same too.

8th Grade Math:

* The gap between low income and other students in Florida is up +2 since 2007.

8th Grade Math:

* The gap between black and white students in Florida is -1 since 2007. The National Public School gap is unchanged. The scale score for Florida’s black students is up but trails the National Public School average by a whopping 6.

4th Grade Reading:

*The scale score gap between black and white students in Florida is up +1 since 2005. The National Public School gap is down -4.

8th Grade Reading:

*The scale score gap between black and white students in Florida is the same now as it was in 2009.

*TOTAL GAP CHANGE in 4th grade scale scores (MATH and READING)  +2   Yes, the scale score gap has grown.

And here is what really matters, end result.

The Schott Report (2012) has black male graduation rates in Florida below those in Mississippi and Georgia.

Overall graduation rates are near the bottom too.

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