This afternoon Florida school districts received results from the Florida Department of Education for students that participated in the 2017 Spring Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) and End of Course (EOC) Exams. Students in Grades 3 - 10 participated in the FSA testing 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 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry in Spring, 2017 participated in the state’s EOC exams for those subjects.

Initial analysis of the data received today shows significant improvement in many grades and subjects, especially in four out of the five End of Course Exams. The District increased its state ranking in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology and US History, which means a greater percentage of students are passing these exams.

The District improved the percentage of students in Grades 3 -10 who are proficient in English Language Arts going from 51% - 52%. And the math scores for students Grades 3-8 jumped 8-percentage points from 51% proficiency to 59% proficiency. Proficiency is when a student scores a level 3 or higher.

“These scores show we are heading in the right direction,” said Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. “Overall, we are increasing proficiency in English Language Arts and will debut a new reading curriculum next year that we expect will help us make remarkable gains. Our math scores are improving and this summer we will start working on the Standards for Excellence in Math. We will continue the highly successful training we have implemented in the areas of social studies and science. We have turned the ship around and now it is full steam ahead.”

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