FCAT Results 2014

FCAT Writing Results 2014
St. Lucie Public Schools made great strides on this year’s FCAT Writing assessment. Twenty-nine out of 36 St. Lucie schools (81%) increased their proficiency levels in Writing over last year’s performance. Across the District, our proficiency rate at a Writing score of 3.5 rose 10 percentage points. These gains can be attributed to focused and concentrated efforts in schools to improve Writing across the District.

At every grade level, St. Lucie Schools realized significant gains in writing performance. At 4th grade, St Lucie students performed at 55% proficiency (above the State average of 53%), which represents a gain of 7 percentage points over last year’s performance. At 8th Grade, St Lucie students exceeded last year’s performance by 9% and 10th grade students meeting the performance target increased by 12%.

St. Lucie Schools with the highest gains in writing proficiency:

  • Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts – UP 35%
  • St. Lucie Elementary – UP 35%
  • Dam McCarty Middle – UP 28%
  • Oak Hammock K-8 – UP 20%
  • Weatherbee – UP 20%
  • Floresta – UP 19%
  • Fort Pierce Central – UP 16%
  • Savanna Ridge Elementary – UP 16%
  • Bayshore – UP 15%

Grade 3 Reading and Math Results
Growth in 3rd Grade Reading and Math scores in St. Lucie remained consistent with growth levels across the State. Overall for the District, 50% of our students were proficient in Reading (at or above Achievement Level 3) and 47% of our Grade 3 students were proficient in Math.

St. Lucie Schools with the highest gains in Reading proficiency:

  • Windmill Point – UP 10.5%
  • Manatee K8 – UP 8.1%
  • Northport K8 – UP 7.8%
  • Village Green – UP 7.6%
  • Sam Gaines Academy – UP 7.1%
  • St. Lucie West K8 – UP 5.3%
  • Morningside Elem – UP 4.9%

Schools with the highest gains in Math proficiency:

  • Manatee K8 – UP 22.3%
  • Weatherbee – UP 13.9%
  • Morningside Elem – UP 11.1%
  • Northport K8 – UP 8.3%
  • Palm Pointe – UP 6.1%
  • NAU Charter – UP 5.1%
  • Village Green – UP 5.0%
  • St. Lucie West K8 – UP 4.8%
  • Sam Gaines Academy – UP 4.6%
  • Windmill Point – UP 4.5%

Seven schools had gains in both Reading and Math in Grade 3. They include Manatee K8, Morningside, Northport K8, Samuel Gaines Academy, St. Lucie West K8, Village Green, and Windmill Point.

FCAT Writing Assessment….

FCAT Writing Assessment….

We are very proud of the significant increase in writing proficiency. Our students and our teachers have worked very hard this year to make this happen. If you notice, our percent proficient increased in each grade level tested.

  • While the state saw a decline in 4th Grade, our percent proficient increased by 7 percent to 55%, which exceeds the state average of 53%.
  • In 8th Grade, our percent proficient jumped 9 percent to 56% – while the state only saw an increase of 2%.
  • And our 10th Grade percent proficient increased by 12 percent to 62% – while the state only saw an increase of 2%.

Again, these incredible increases are the result of the efforts of our students and teachers and we are so proud of them.

IRSC Health Professions Department Coordinator Visits Dan McCarty Class of 2014

IRSC Health Professions Department Coordinator Visits Dan McCarty Class of 2014

The graduating Eagles earned a visit from Mrs. Michelle Cuba, Coordinator of the Health Professions Department at Indian River State College. Mrs. Cuba spoke to the students in their classrooms about career options that are currently available and in high demand in the health professions, the salaries, and the required course work. She applauded the students for having an interest in the health professions; however, they have to take their current school work seriously in order to be successful academically in high school and college. Students were provided with pamphlets with information in careers such as, registered nursing, practical nursing, nursing assistant, pharmacy technician, medical laboratory technology, phlebotomy, radiology, physical therapist assistant, dental hygiene, and many more.

Pictured: Mrs. Michelle Cuba, students in Dr. Pierre’s U.S. History class