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ERIC Number: ED536517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
2010-11 Overview of M-DCPS' Academic Performance. Information Capsule. Volume 1101
Blazer, Christie
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
This Information Capsule answers the most frequently asked questions about M-DCPS' academic performance during the 2010-11 school year. M-DCPS earned a performance grade of "B" in 2011 and was only six points short of an "A." Over half of the District's schools (56 percent) earned an "A." In Writing, the percent of students receiving higher scores increased at two of the three grade levels tested. In Science, the percent of students scoring at the higher achievement levels increased substantially at all three grade levels. This school year, the state administered the FCAT 2.0 in reading and mathematics for the first time. The FCAT 2.0 is a new test designed to measure the state's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. The results were mixed for M-DCPS students during this transitional year with performance gains noted at some grade levels but not at others. The District made some progress closing the achievement gap. Most noteworthy are the nine percent reduction in the Black-White writing gap at grade 4, the six percent reduction in the Black-White mathematics gap at grade 8, and the five percent reduction in the Black-White mathematics gap at grade 5. (Contains 6 figures and 4 tables.) [For the 2009-10 edition of this report, see ED536504 .]
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 1450 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132. Tel: 305-995-1000; Fax: 305-995-7521; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Research Services
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test