Students in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties performed below the state average in all but one grade level on the reading, math and science FCAT exams.
Fourth graders in Hillsborough were the only students to score on par with their peers statewide and only in reading.
The Pasco County School District issued a statement this morning indicating that Pasco students met or exceeded the state average in reading in all grade levels but fifth.
"We do have some areas in math that we need to work on," superintendent Heather Fiorentino told the School Board during its regularly scheduled meeting. She praised the students and staff for their hard work.
In Hernando County, students outperformed or matched the state average in reading but scored worse than the state average across the board on the mathematics test.