BREVARD COUNTY, Florida -- Brevard County Public school students did well in the 2012 Algebra 1 EOC Assessment scale scores when compared with other Florida school districts.

Overall, Florida students did better than expected across the board on the
tough end-of-course algebra assessment, and almost nine out of ten
middle schoolers who took the assessment passed and earned the algebra
credit they will need to graduate from high school. As the state
continues to raise academic standards, the Florida Department of
Education released results on June 1, 2012 showing that Florida students appear to
be up to the challenge in algebra.

"I am extremely proud of our students for their hard work and
achievement on the Algebra 1 End-of-Course Assessment," said Education
Commissioner Gerard Robinson. "I want to thank Florida's teachers for
their diligence in preparing students for this challenging assessment.
As our state has raised the bar, our students have shown steady
improvement. Florida is a great example of what happens when we work
together for our students. We can truly improve achievement across the
board."

Results of the 2012 Algebra 1 End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment show
that 59 percent of first-time test takers scored at Level 3 or above,
exceeding estimates by four percentage points. Students in grades six
through eight taking the test for the first time performed the highest
with 87 percent of students scoring Level 3 or higher.

In December, the State Board of Education set achievement levels for
the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment after reviewing data showing the impact of
the new achievement levels on students and schools and hearing from
Florida's educators, parents and the community. This is the second year
that the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment has been administered in the spring
and the first time results are being reported using the new achievement
levels.

Beginning this year, students receive a scale score between 325 and
475 on the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment, indicating their success on the
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. A score of 399 or higher
signifies a passing score.

Achievement levels for the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment are below.

Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 | Level 4 | Level 5 |
---|---|---|---|---|

325-374 | 375-398 | 399-424 | 425-436 | 437-475 |

Students who entered Grade 9 this academic year must pass the Algebra
1 EOC Assessment in order to earn the algebra credit required to
graduate. While results of the assessment make up 30 percent of the
algebra grade for students in tenth grade, they are not required to pass
the assessment in order to graduate. There is no requirement for
students in grades 11 and 12 to pass the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment in
order to graduate.

Students who need to retake the assessment have a number of options
available. Students can take Algebra 1 again over the summer, during the
school year or online. Students may take their next higher mathematics
course along with an intensive mathematics course that offers
remediation in specific areas. They may also take Algebra 1 remediation
courses through "Credit Recovery" labs that allow students to seek
credit recovery, grade forgiveness, and remediation to prepare to retake
the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment. Credit recovery labs do not require a
student to spend a set amount of time learning a subject, so students
only need to stay in the course as long as they need to complete the
work.

ALGEBRA 1 END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENT | ||||||||||

NEXT GENERATION SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS | ||||||||||

State Report of Districts |

**STATEWIDE:**Percentage in Each Achievement Level* | ||||||||

Grade | Number of Students (First-Time Testers) | Mean Scale Score | Percentage Passing (Level 3 or Above) | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

All Grades | 193,262 | 402 | 59 | 15 | 26 | 37 | 11 | 10 |

06 | 60 | 447 | 95 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 15 | 78 |

07 | 13,020 | 432 | 94 | 1 | 5 | 28 | 24 | 42 |

08 | 49,472 | 421 | 86 | 2 | 12 | 41 | 22 | 22 |

09 | 112,401 | 393 | 48 | 19 | 33 | 38 | 7 | 3 |

10 | 13,332 | 379 | 25 | 36 | 39 | 23 | 2 | 1 |

11 | 3,351 | 380 | 28 | 37 | 36 | 23 | 3 | 1 |

12 | 1,584 | 382 | 33 | 35 | 33 | 26 | 5 | 2 |

AD | 42 | 386 | 38 | 24 | 38 | 31 | 5 | 2 |

**BREVARD COUNTY**:

All Grades | 5,065 | 408 | 69 | 8 | 23 | 45 | 14 | 10 |

06 | 2 | * | * | * | * | * | * | * |

07 | 523 | 430 | 96 | 0 | 4 | 34 | 25 | 37 |

08 | 1,908 | 419 | 87 | 1 | 12 | 50 | 22 | 15 |

09 | 1,821 | 398 | 56 | 11 | 32 | 48 | 7 | 1 |

10 | 661 | 389 | 37 | 21 | 41 | 33 | 4 | 1 |

11 | 105 | 395 | 46 | 16 | 38 | 38 | 5 | 3 |

12 | 39 | 385 | 38 | 28 | 33 | 36 | 3 | 0 |

AD | 6 | * | * | * | * | * | * | * |

**By Brevard County School:**

ALGEBRA 1 END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENT | |||||||||||

NEXT GENERATION SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS | |||||||||||

State Report of Schools | |||||||||||

All Grades |

Percentage in Each Achievement Level* | ||||||||

School Name | Number of Students (First-Time Testers) | Mean Scale Score | Percentage Passing (Level 3 or Above) | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

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