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Research Report

The Impact of Standards-based Reform in Duval County, Florida: 1999-2002

In this study, we examine the impact of Duval’s efforts by documenting the county’s changes in state test performance in comparison to other, similar Florida counties. Through these analyses, we explore the hypothesis that Duval’s strategies for
increasing the quality of teaching and learning across its system of schools is paying off in terms of faster gains in student learning relative to other counties within the state. In this study, we examine elementary and middle school reading, writing, and mathematics results from the spring of 1999 to the spring of 2002 on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) in Duval relative to seven other counties in Florida.

Publication Date

May 2003



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