New Education Scores Show Movement Towards Florida 2030 Blueprint Goals

By: Sheridan Morby, Senior Research Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation

Florida’s latest 3rd and 8th-grade reading scores were recently released, reflecting progress toward Florida 2030-related education goals. According to, 3rd-grade reading scores increased by 5 percentage points to 55%, while 8th-grade reading scores rose 4 percentage points to 51%.

Math scores were also released, showing a slight increase in 3rd-grade math proficiency to 60%, while 8th-grade math proficiency dipped by 1 percentage point to 54%.

Click HERE to access our shareable graphic that includes a big picture analysis of these updates.

While there are wins in some areas, there is still much work to be done overall to achieve our Florida 2030 Blueprint‘s 100% math and reading proficiency goals. Math and reading both play a significant role in securing the future of our youngest Floridians.

Be sure to visit to see the current reality in your county. Then, contact my colleague Rachel Ludwig, VP of Talent Development for the Future of Work, at, to get involved with our Foundation’s efforts to improve talent and education outcomes in Florida.

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