The results are in for the end-of-course assessment tests for Florida’s students, and the state’s students have seen a slight drop in some subjects, some have seen slight improvements, and other scores have remained stagnant.
The 2014-2015 school year was the first year all of Florida’s students were fully immersed in the state’s newest education standards, the Common Core-aligned Florida Standards, but end-of-course assessments were more closely tied with Florida’s previous standards.
Florida’s students saw a drop in science end-of-course results, with 65 percent of students in grades 6 to 12 passing the biology EOC assessment. 2015’s scores are 3 points lower than last year’s results.
An even higher percentage of students — 12 percent — scored at the lowest level on the assessment (Level 1) than in 2014 (9 percent) while a lower percentage of students (28 percent) scored a Level 4 on the Biology 1 EOC assessment.