Lee County FSA Data Released

Lee County FSA Data Released
Posted on 06/28/2019
Lee County FSA Data Released

Florida school districts received results from the Florida Department of Education for students that participated in the 2019 Spring Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) and End of Course (EOC) 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 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry in Spring, 2019 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 6th grade math scores went up 6% and 8th grade scores jumped 13 percentage points. 95% of students taking the Algebra EOC in grades 4-8 scored levels 3-5.

Middle school Civics and high school US History End of Course Exam (EOC) scores both increased.

East Lee County High School, the District’s only school in DA status, increased in every tested area except one, while three elementary schools increased in all grade level and content areas: Ft. Myers Beach Elementary, Manatee Elementary, and Ray V. Pottorf Elementary.

This is the second year we offered our middle schoolers the ability to take advanced math courses. This led to a positive trend in 8th grade FSA math, moving Lee County from 25th in the State to 12th for 8th grade proficiency in math, while 7th graders continued to outperform their peers across the state.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our students, teachers and administrators,” said Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. “Student success is the number one priority of this District and year after year our scores illustrate our commitment to achievement.”

“The systems and processes we have put into place are making a positive impact,” explained Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Jeff Spiro. “I look forward to continuing the amazing work that this team has implemented in order to achieve even higher gains for our students moving forward.” Scores released today are for all students, and measure achievement levels.

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.