We’ve written before about the improving results in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the potential for improvement in Duval County.
The latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show those positive trends continue. But they also show there’s still work to do.
Urban school districts may have shown slightly more improvement than the nation as a whole, where results were largely stagnant.
The three Florida districts included in the Trial Urban District Assessment results provided their share of bright spots. In fourth-grade math, for example, Miami-Dade and Duval were two of just four districts that posted statistically significant score increases.
In both places, disadvantaged students helped drive increases.
Experts caution against using scores like the national assessment results released Tuesday to gauge things like the effects of specific policies or the performance of district leaders. However, the numbers paint a useful picture of how three Florida urban districts are doing.
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