EdWeek Report Shows Improvement In Florida Student Achievement
A new report from newspaper Education Week (EdWeek) says student achievement is up in Florida.The publication’s 13th Annual Quality Counts Report ranks the state in 7th place for K-12 student achievement, up from 12th place last year.
The state earned a "C" in achievement this year compared to a "C-" last year.
Achievement ratings in the report are based on National Assessment of Educational Progress scores, Advanced Placement results and graduation rates, and includes other factors including student performance, progress and achievement gaps.
Florida received a No. 4 ranking and an "A-" in equity for closing the poverty gap in math reading among 4th and 8th graders, but the state didn’t do so well in overall student performance.
In that category, the state received a "D+" and a 22nd place ranking.
Massachusetts and Maryland earned the highest grades in achievement this year with a "B."
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