A.U.C. Students Earn Top Scores in the 2011 FCAT Writing
This morning the Florida Department of Education announced the scores of the 2011 FCAT Writing exams. All public school students in grades 4, 8, and 10 take these exams every year in March.
We are very pleased and excited to inform you that the scores of the students’ of the Archimedean Upper Conservatory placed them among the very best! On a scale of 1 to 6 (6 being the highest score possible) our students’ average score is 4.8. With this score, our students ranked 2nd among all public high schools in Miami-Dade and 6th among all 830 public high schools in the entire State of Florida.
Once again this year, 100% of our students received a score of 3 or higher, but what is even more impressive is that 68% of our students received a score of 5 or 6! Such a showing speaks loudly of the strength and benefits of our curriculum and the incredible potential our students have to succeed.
Congratulations to all our tenth-grade students and their English teachers, Miss Hartman and Miss Gonzalez, for such a superb performance. Also, credit should be given to the rest of the faculty of the Upper Conservatory who promote writing in their classes and to all the families of the students for the support they are giving them.
Individual student reports should be available to the parents/guardians to pick up from our main office starting May 23rd.
The rubric below provides an explanation for each writing score.