Wakulla County public school students ranked top ten in the state on the last of the state required tests for the 2013-2014 school year. Released by the Florida Department of Education on June 16 were scores for End of Course (EOC) exams in Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, and United States History.
Wakulla students ranked number one in the region consisting of Wakulla, Leon, Calhoun, Liberty, Taylor, Jefferson, Franklin, Gadsden, and Madison on the Geometry and Biology EOC exams. They came in second on Algebra and third on U.S. History EOC exams.
On the Algebra 1 EOC exam, 76 percent of Wakulla’s first-time takers scored proficient at Level 3 (on grade level) or Level 4 or 5 (above grade level). In the state, 66 percent scored a Level 3 or higher. Wakulla ranked eighth in the state for Algebra 1. Students at Wakulla High School, Riversprings Middle School, Wakulla Middle School, and Sopchoppy Education Center who are enrolled in Algebra 1 take this EOC exam.
On the Geometry EOC exam, Wakulla students scored a Level 3 or higher at 75 percent compared to the state’s 64 percent. Wakulla students ranked fifth in the state. Mainly Wakulla High School and Sopchoppy Education Center students took this test.
On the Biology EOC exam, Wakulla students scored a Level 3 or higher at 78 percent, compared to the state’s 68 percent. Wakulla students ranked third in the state. Wakulla High School and Sopchoppy Education Center students took this test.
On the U.S. History EOC exam, Wakulla students scored a Level 3 or higher at 70 percent, compared to the state’s 65 percent. Wakulla students ranked tenth in the state. Wakulla High School and Sopchoppy Education Center students took this test.
“Our students continue to do well, despite the ever-changing targets that are common in education. Teachers continue to do an outstanding job teaching the standards for each class and challenging students to think critically no matter what they are faced with on a state or national test,” observes Superintendent Bobby Pearce.
Seventh grade middle school students took the Civics EOC exam for the first time and ranked above the state average. The Level 1 through Level 5 scores are not used until the baseline data is set after the first testing year.
These EOC exam scores are the last of the required state testing scores to come in for the 2013-2014 school year. Parents can view their children’s scores on the parent portal they use during the school year to see grades. Hard copies can be obtained at the school where the student tested.