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School district reports on recent release of FSA data

By Staff | Jul 10, 2019

Florida school districts recently received results from the Florida Department of Education for students that participated in the 2019 Spring Florida Standards Assessment and End of Course Exams.

Students in grades 3-10 took the FSA test in English Language Arts, which includes both reading and writing skills. The FSA Math test was administered in grades 3-8, and the science test was administered in grades 5 and 8. Students enrolled in civics, algebra I, algebra II and geometry in spring participated in the state’s EOC exams for those subjects.

The percent of elementary school students scoring levels 3-5 on the English Language Arts (ELA) FSA and the Math FSA increased at every grade level.

Middle school ELA scores increased at all grades levels as well, while sixth grade math scores went up 6 percent and 8th grade scores jumped 13 percentage points.Ninety-five percent of students taking the algebra EOC in grades 4-8 scored levels 3-5.

Middle school civics and high school U.S. history End of Course Exam scores both increased.

This is the second year the district offered its middle schoolers the ability to take advanced math courses. This led to a positive trend in eighth-grade FSA math, moving Lee County from 25th in the state to 12th for eighth-grade proficiency in math, while seventh-graders continued to outperform their peers across the state.

Later in the summer, the state will release school and district grades which will be based on students enrolled the entire school year, and will include measures of student learning gains.

In July, parents will be able to pick up their student’s Individual Student Report. A message will be sent when the reports are available at the school where the child took the assessment.