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8th Grade Students Proficient in Reading

This indicator shows the percentage of eighth grade students that are proficient or above in reading.
The percentage is based on student scores from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 (FCAT 2.0).

8th Grade Students Proficient in Reading

55
51
Comparison: FL Counties 

57

percent
Measurement Period: 2014

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Education / Student Performance K-12, Education / Literacy
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: August 2014
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Why is this important?

The ability to read proficiently is a fundamental skill that affects the learning experiences and school performance of children and adolescents. Students who are competent readers, as measured by their performance on reading tests, are more likely to perform well in other subjects, such as math and science. Reading achievement also predicts one's likelihood of graduating from high school and attending college.

8th Grade Students Proficient in Reading : Time Series

2005: 34 2006: 40 2007: 40 2008: 49 2009: 48 2010: 51 2011: 52 2012: 54 2013: 56 2014: 57

percent


Indicates a change in methodology
2011  Beginning in 2011, the Florida Department of Education transitioned from the FCAT to the FCAT 2.0 End-of-Course Assessment for Reading and Mathematics. Please use caution when comparing FCAT 2.0 results with those prior to 2011.

8th Grade Students Proficient in Reading

Comparison: Prior Value 

57

percent
Measurement Period: 2014

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Education / Student Performance K-12, Education / Literacy
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: August 2014

Why is this important?

The ability to read proficiently is a fundamental skill that affects the learning experiences and school performance of children and adolescents. Students who are competent readers, as measured by their performance on reading tests, are more likely to perform well in other subjects, such as math and science. Reading achievement also predicts one's likelihood of graduating from high school and attending college.

8th Grade Students Proficient in Reading : Time Series

2005: 34 2006: 40 2007: 40 2008: 49 2009: 48 2010: 51 2011: 52 2012: 54 2013: 56 2014: 57

percent


Indicates a change in methodology
2011  Beginning in 2011, the Florida Department of Education transitioned from the FCAT to the FCAT 2.0 End-of-Course Assessment for Reading and Mathematics. Please use caution when comparing FCAT 2.0 results with those prior to 2011.