Education

By the numbers

The Manatee County school district, and 54 other state school districts, did not meet all the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives required for receiving Title III funds from the U.S. Department of Education through the No Child Left Behind legislation. Here's a breakdown of how Manatee compared to the state level for the 2013-14 year. The state as a whole also failed in all the categories, which are measured through a combination of FCAT scores and scores on the CELLA, Comprehensive English Learning Language Assessment.

Gains mean that students made some improvements, but did not pass the measures.

On the first measure, which looks at student progress in English language acquisition:

70 percent of the students tested in Manatee County made gains in listening and speaking.

73 percent of the students tested statewide made gains in listening and speaking.

57 percent of the students tested in Manatee County made gains in writing.

61 percent of the students tested statewide made gain in writing.

61 percent of the students tested in Manatee County made gains in reading.

64 percent of the students tested statewide made gains in reading.

On the second measure, which looks at how many students became proficient in English in the last year:

25 percent of Manatee students in from kindergarten to second grade became proficient.

43 percent of students in the state from kindergarten to second grade became proficient.

10 percent of Manatee students in grades three through five became proficient.

19 percent of students in the state in grades three through five became proficient.

10 percent of Manatee students in grades six through eight became proficient.

19 percent of students in the state in grades six through eight became proficient.

13 percent of Manatee students in grades nine through 12 became proficient.

18 percent of students in the state in grades nine through 12 became proficient.

The third measure tracks performance in reading and math to see if enough progress is being made in the current year to be on track to reduce the percentage of non-proficient students in half by 2016-17. Both Manatee and the state scored no in that measure.

Source: fldoe.org

--Meghin Delaney, education reporter

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