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For the fifth consecutive year, Broward County Public Schools fourth and eighth grade students demonstrated increased performance in the FCAT Writing examination. According to results released by the Florida Department of Education, 89 percent of Broward County fourth grade students and 94 percent of District eighth grade students produced writing prompt scores over 3.5, the level for demonstrating proficiency.

The District’s fourth and eighth graders have seen their percentages of proficient students increase every year since 2005.

4th grade students – % prompt score 3.5 or higher               8th grade students – % prompt score 3.5 or higher
2005            81                                                                         2005            81
2006            83                                                                        2006           86
2007            86                                                                        2007            90
2008            87                                                                        2008            92
2009            89                                                                         2009            94

Eighty-three percent (83%) of the District’s 10th grade students scored at 3.5 or higher on the 2009 FCAT Writing test, a one percent drop from last year. Overall, there has been a four percent increase in 10th graders who reached or surpassed the writing proficiency level since the 2006 school year, when 79 percent of students scored a 3.5 or above.
Overall, 100 elementary schools, 46 middle schools and 18 high schools saw increased percentages in proficiency in the 2009 FCAT Writing test, when compared to results from the 2008 exam.
The District’s fourth, eighth and 10th grade students all surpassed State of Florida averages, which showed 85 percent of fourth graders, 90 percent of eighth graders and 77 percent of 10th graders demonstrated proficiency on the test. Additionally, Broward’s fourth and eighth grade students performed as well or better than students from the state’s four other largest school districts (Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Orange and Palm Beach). Students in grade 10 produced similar results to students in Miami-Dade and Orange counties, just below the marks in Hillsborough and Palm Beach.

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