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Broward FCAT math, reading scores released


Statewide FCAT scores released

Broward County Public Schools third grade students continued to demonstrate increased performance in the FCAT Reading and Math examinations, according to the 2009 results released by the Florida Department of Education. Overall, 71 percent of District third grade students produced reading scores of level 3 or above (proficiency), while 80 percent of the third grade students reached level 3 or above on mathematics.
The 2009 FCAT reading results marked the third time in four years that more than 70 percent or more of the District third graders reached the level of proficiency, along with 2006 (75 percent) and 2008 (72 percent). The District’s FCAT math results showed even greater results, as the percent of proficient students increased for the seventh straight year – from 59 percent in 2002, to 63 percent in 2003, 64 percent in 2004, 68 percent in 2005, 72 percent in 2006, 74 percent in 2007, 76 percent in 2008 to 80 percent in 2009.
The District’s third grade students matched the State of Florida average in reading proficiency, while surpassing the state average in mathematics (78 percent). Additionally, Broward’s third graders performed better than students from the state’s four other largest school districts (Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Orange and Palm Beach) in both reading and mathematics. Below is a look:

2009 FCAT READING SCORES                            2009 MATHEMATICS SCORES
Broward         71% proficiency                              Broward            80% proficiency
Palm Beach     69% proficiency                            Palm Beach        79% proficiency
Miami-Dade    65% proficiency                            Miami-Dade       76% proficiency

The 2009 FCAT results demonstrate that despite a struggling economy, Broward County Public Schools students continue to excel academically. For the first time in District history, more than 50 percent of Broward County Public Schools students qualified for free and reduced price meals benefits.
Broward County Public Schools is the nation’s sixth largest public school system and the largest fully accredited district with over 260,000 students in more than 260 schools and education centers. For more information about Broward County Public Schools, visit the District Web site at (

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