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Education reform is closing achievement gaps in Florida

• ExcelinEd

Every two years since 2003, the U.S. Department of Education administers the National Assessment of Educational Progress—the Nation’s Report Card—assessing 4th and 8th grade students on reading and math in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This exam is uniquely positioned as the only such exam that allows for reliable comparisons of student success from state to state, and is large enough to provide results for several subgroups of students, such as students with disabilities, Hispanic students, African-American students, and low-income students.

The latest results from 2013 show Florida’s students are not only making significant gains, but are sitting at the top of their class. Student-focused education policies that Florida has adopted—such as a focus on 3rd-grade literacy and providing students a choice in their school—are showing impressive results. Florida students rank:

  • 1st among fourth-grade Hispanic students in reading
  • 2nd among fourth-grade students with disabilities in reading
  • 1st among low-income fourth graders in reading
  • 4th among Hispanic fourth graders in math

Learn more about these remarkable results across all student demographics by viewing these highlights.

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