Fewer than 60 percent of Florida’s third-graders — 57 percent — are reading at or above grade level, according to FCAT results released Friday morning. The figure represents a slight increase from last year’s 56 percent.
Both Miami-Dade and Broward counties performed slightly below the state’s 57 percent average, with 53 percent of Miami-Dade students scoring at or above grade level, and 55 percent of Broward students doing so.
In math, 58 percent of Florida third-graders scored at or above grade level — a figure unchanged from last year. Miami-Dade performed higher than average in math, with 62 percent of students at or above grade level. Broward’s passage rate matched the state’s at 58 percent.