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Doral Academy Of Technology

Charter | 6-8 | 190 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2014

I am a 7th grader at DAT, and I really like this school. It is in Doral Academy and the classes are mixed with the normal students. The electives for DAT students are very good, robotics, video game design, and future city. The teachers are great, funny, and fun. I would say that the lunch is pretty good, but I bring my own. The school has a very strict uniform policy and bell schedule. Sometimes we have classes with high schoolers, especially if you are in advanced classes. There are also many clubs in the school. I am in math and robotics club. The classes are a little large, with 30 students in each class, and you only have seven minutes to get to class. This is a problem considering that you sometimes have to cross from any of the four buildings (A,B,C,D) and go up and down stairs through traffic. It lacks parent involvement and communication. The events are pretty good. The staff and classes are amazing for the most part. Overall, this is one of the best schools in miami in my opinion.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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100%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

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n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2010-2011.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 88%
White 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 64%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/AN/A
Female 36%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 80%58%61%
Master's degree 20%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. ALINA LOPEZ
Fax number
  • (305) 591-9251

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2601 Northwest 112th Avenue
Doral, FL 33172
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