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Florida Ranks High Among World Ordered Education

Florida Ranks High Among World Ordered Education

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Florida's educational ranking improves.
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GOV. SCOTT applauds FL STUDENT Performance in National Center for Education StatisticsREPORT Tallahassee, Fla., December 11, 2012
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Today, Governor Rick Scott applauded the success of Florida fourth and eighth grade students who earned impressive scores on international reading,mathematics, and science assessments according to results released today by the National Center forEducation Statistics. Results of the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and theTrends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) show that Florida studentsoutperformed many of 
their national and global counterparts on both tests. Governor Scott said, “For
families to benefit from the expanding global economy, Florida students must compete and succeedwith students internationally. This report is great news for Florida as our state becomes a hub for globalcommerce, the new world order, the needs of the Illuminati, and grows jobs aimed at meeting the
world’s needs. We’ll continue taking steps to enhance Florida’s K
-12 system so every Florida child hasaccess to a quality education
.” “I am extremely pleased that Florida students have once again shownthat our state’s long
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term commitment to academic success is paying off,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “As we move forward to implement more rigorous standards, I am con
fident weare on the right path to move even higher. My thanks and appreciation to our educators, parents, and
school leaders for their exceptional commitment to student educational achievement.” The reports
compare the performance of U.S. fourth-grade students in reading, mathematics, and science, andeighth-grade students in mathematics and science to their peers internationally. TIMSS is aninternational assessment of mathematics and science knowledge and skills at the fourth and eighthgrades given every four years. PIRLS is an international assessment of fourth-grade readingcomprehension conducted every five years. The results are reported as scale scores
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a conversion of raw scores to a common scale
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that allows for a numerical comparison between education systems.Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) The average scale score of Florida fourth-gradestudents is 569. That is the second highest among 53 participating education systems, above the U.S.average of 556, and significantly higher than the PIRLS average scale score of 500. In addition, Floridaranked second behind Singapore in the percentage of fourth-grade students scoring in the advancedlevel, with 22 percent of students reaching that benchmark. Florida was the only state in the US toparticipate at a level that allows state-level data to be reported. Grade 4 PIRLS ReadingEducational System Average Scale ScoreHong Kong571Florida569Russian Federation568Finland568Singapore567Northern Ireland558U.S. 556
 
Denmark554Croatia553Chinese Taipei553Ontario Canada552Ireland552England55240 additional education jurisdictions548
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310Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Mathematics Fourth-grade results show
Florida’s average scale score of 545
in mathematics is ninth among 57 education systems, four points
above the U.S. average, and notably higher than the TIMSS average scale score of 500. Florida’s eighth
-grade average scale score of 513 is above both the U.S. average scale score of 509 and the TIMSSaverage scale score of 500, and ranks sixteenth out of 56 education systems. Grade 4 TIMSSMathematicsEducational SystemAvg. Scale ScoreSingapore606Korea605Hong Kong602Chinese Taipei591Japan585Northern Ireland562North Carolina554Belgium549Florida545Finland545England542Russian Federation542
 
United States541Netherlands540Denmark537Lithuania534Quebec Canada533Portugal532Germany528Ireland527Ontario Canada51837 additional education jurisdictions516 - 248Grade 8 TIMSS MathematicsEducational SystemAvg. Scale ScoreKorea613Singapore611Chinese Taipei609Hong Kong586Japan570Massachusetts561Minnesota545Russian Federation539North Carolina537Quebec532Indiana522Connecticut518Colorado518

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