Florida Test Scores

By: Whitney Ray Email
By: Whitney Ray Email

In Okaloosa County three out of four 10th graders passed the FCAT reading test, making the county the best in the state.

84 percent of the districts 8th graders passed math.

Guyla Hendrick, the chief officer of quality assurance with the district, credits a focus on putting the right teachers in the right classes.

"Some of our AP teachers are actually teaching some of our students in greater need in those subject areas."

While Okaloosa is celebrating its successes, scores statewide were flat.

And while it's too late to improve these FCAT scores, it's not too late to stop the summer slide which is the period between now and the start of next school year where many students stop learning and some actually forget things they already know.

Okaloosa suggests summer reading to parents and posts math problems online.

First lady Ann Scott released a list of books to encourage Florida students to read this summer.

Caleb Mackey is stopping the summer slide with hands on learning. Monday the second grader visited the Tallahassee Museum with his family.

But outside of summer school much of what a student learns over the next three months will depend on the parents.

If students stay engaged educators says it will be reflected in next year's FCAT scores.

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  • by Mom Location: Crawfordville on Jun 7, 2011 at 05:47 AM
    Wow. Seventy-five percent of 10th graders in Okaloosa passed the FCAT reading section. Whoop-di-do! If that was the best in the state, we are in serious trouble. In my opinion, there should have been at least a 95% pass rate state-wide.
  • by Buddy Garity Location: tlh on Jun 7, 2011 at 04:35 AM
    Sorry, but we have all become conditioned to question the veracity of any news coming out of Okaloosa. Let's hope it doesn't come out later they used BP money to hire test takers or someth
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