NCLB STRONGER ACCOUNTABILITY
Mapping Florida's Educational Progress 2008
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Every day, we learn what works so students can make greater progress. Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage – and mid-way to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014 – we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. This information enables all of us to chart where we are as individual states and as a nation and to map a course of action for future progress. The foundation of our success will depend on our continued commitment to the following core principles:

  • High Standards
  • Annual Assessments
  • Accountability for Results
  • Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom (HQT)
  • Information and Options for Parents
  • All Children on Grade Level By 2014
Student Demographics: White 49.6%, Black 23.9%, Hispanic 23.9%, Asian/Pacific Islander 2.2%,  American Indian/flaskan Native 0.3%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2004-05 School Year

Florida Students

  Florida United States
Total Students 2,675,024 49,676,964
Low-Income Students 45.8% 40.9%
Limited English Proficient 8.3% 8.5%
Students with Disabilities 14.9% 13.6%

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year

Florida Schools

  Florida United States
Number of Schools 3,766 98,905
Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress 1,082 (33.6%) 64,546 (70%)
Schools in Need of Improvement 1,001 10,676
Schools in Restructuring 462 2,302

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06

Florida Facts and Figures

Total NCLB Funding (2007): $964,423,577; a 49% increase over 2001 levels
Public AYP Release Date: June
Testing System Status: Approved

Florida Teachers

Elementary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  88.5% in low poverty schools, 90.7% in high poverty schools.

Secondary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  89.6% in low poverty schools, 91.2% in high poverty schools.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

Florida's Record of Achievement

Reading Achievement for 2006-2007
  Florida 4th Graders
  State Data–% Proficient NAEP Data–% Basic NAEP Data–% Proficient
All 69% 70% 34%
White 80% 81% 44%
Black 51% 52% 16%
Hispanic 62% 64% 28%
Low Income 57% 59% 22%

  Florida 8th Graders
  State Data–% Proficient NAEP Data–% Basic NAEP Data–% Proficient
All 49% 71% 28%
White 61% 80% 36%
Black 29% 55% 13%
Hispanic 41% 67% 23%
Low Income 35% 61% 17%

Math Achievement for 2006-2007
  Florida 4th Graders
  State Data–% Proficient NAEP Data–% Basic NAEP Data–% Proficient
All 69% 86% 40%
White 79% 94% 54%
Black 52% 71% 15%
Hispanic 66% 83% 33%
Low Income 58% 79% 25%

  Florida 8th Graders
  State Data–% Proficient NAEP Data–% Basic NAEP Data–% Proficient
All 63% 68% 27%
White 75% 80% 37%
Black 42% 48% 11%
Hispanic 57% 61% 21%
Low Income 49% 55% 16%

Source: Florida Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

Achievement Trends

Florida Reading Achievement: In 2007 8th graders scored approximately 260, while nationally they scored 261.   In 2002 8th graders scored approximately 262, while nationally they scored 263.

Florida Math Achievement: In 2007  8th graders scored approximately 278, while nationally they scored 280.  In 2005   8th graders scored approximately 276, while nationally they scored 278.  In 2003  8th graders scored approximately 273, while nationally they scored 276.

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Preparing Florida Students for Success

Florida's high school graduation rate was 68.3% The percentage of high school students who graduate as reported by the state.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07


The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate was 66.4% for Florida, 75% for the nation. The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is a reliable definition for comparing across the states the percentage of students who graduate on time.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)



High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams

Source: College Board

Florida Nation
46,036
(36.4%)
666,067
(24.2%)

Options for Parents

  # of Eligible Florida Students % of Eligible Florida Students Participating % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally
Tutoring 428,268 70,457 (16.5%) 529,627 (14.5%)
Choice 762,724 14,905 (2.0%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

Flexibility Options for States - Florida

Teacher Incentive Fund Hillsborough Co., Miami-Dade co., Orange Co., National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
Limited English Proficient Partnership Participating
Flexibility for Students with Disabilities Participating
Tutoring Pilot Not Participating
Growth Model Participating
Districts in Need of Improvement Pilot Hillsborough Co.

 
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