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TALLAHASEEE, Fla., September 10, 2019 – Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announced that Florida remains ranked 4th in the nation for K-12 student achievement, according to Education Week’s Quality Counts 2019 report. The annual report compares state-by-state data and trends related to achievement levels, achievement gains, poverty gap, achieving excellence, high school graduation and Advanced Placement.
“Maintaining a top national ranking for student achievement for the second year in a row is a testament to our educators and students,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “The investments and policy changes we made this year in education will only continue to ensure our students’ success, regardless of income or zip code.”
Highlights of the Quality Counts 2019 report include:
Commissioner Richard Corcoran said, “I am thankful to Governor DeSantis for his bold vision to make Florida first in the nation for education. During the 2019 Legislative Session, his leadership secured big wins for students, parents and teachers through policies that will change the educational landscape for decades to come. The fact that Florida has sustained its national ranking is a testament to our dedicated teachers who work tirelessly to make sure every student receives a top-notch education that prepares them for life’s opportunities.”
Florida’s students continue to succeed, as witnessed by Florida’s increasing graduation rate – up to 86.1 for the class of 2018. Florida students also continue to rank highly on AP exams, where Florida students are first among the 50 states in participation and 3rd among the 50 states in performance. The fact remains – more students in Florida continue to enroll in and succeed in these rigorous accelerated programs.
Some of Governor Ron DeSantis’ actions to make Florida first in the nation for education:
For more information on the Quality Counts 2019 report, visit https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/01/16/highlights-report-florida.html.