Florida school districts received another round of state test results on Friday, even as an independent contractor reviews the validity of the exams.
The state Department of Education publicly released the passing rates for two tests that stand as graduation requirements — Algebra I and 10th-grade language arts — along with individual student information to schools, so they can inform students whether they need to take the assessments again.
Statewide, 67 percent of students passed the Algebra I end-of-course exam. Commissioner Pam Stewart recently told the State Board of Education that passing rates were especially strong in the middle grades, where students in the course are generally advanced and recommended for it. Among local districts, Hernando had a 68 percent passing rate, Hillsborough 69 percent, Pasco 68 percent and Pinellas 56 percent.