Scores Improve on Grade 3 FSA

Scores Improve on Grade 3 FSA
Posted on 05/27/2019
Scores Improve on Grade 3 FSA

Grade 3 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) English Language Arts (ELA) assessment results have been released by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and Lee County’s performance jumped by 3 percentage points, placing us fourth out of the top 10 mega districts in the state.

“This is an incredible accomplishment for our students, their teachers and administrators,” shared Dr. Greg Adkins, Superintendent. “This is the highest level of proficiency our district has seen since the implementation of the FSA and I am very proud of their hard work and effort. Our continued focus on the objectives of Vision 2020 have guided us to success, and we look forward to increased improvement as we plan through 2030.”

Students scoring a level 3 or higher jumped from 55% to 58% from 2018 to 2019, tying the state average. Additionally, our proficiency level for the district moved us from sixth in 2018 to fourth in 2019 out of the top 10 mega districts.

“Last year at this time the District implemented Curriculum Maps and Instructional Frameworks with a focus on planning and increased rigor,” explained Dr. Wanda Creel, Chief Academic Officer. “It is gratifying to see that our districtwide processes, in addition to school-based strategies are working and more importantly, that our students are succeeding.”

Scores on the other tested grade levels and subject areas are due back in June. Individual Score Reports will be available at schools in late July pending distribution by the FLDOE.

Florida standards are in place to help Florida students succeed and serve Florida students by measuring education gains and progress. Florida assessments include FSA ELA, FSA Mathematics, end-of-course (EOC) subjects (Civics, Algebra 1, Biology 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, US History) and the statewide Science assessment for fifth and eighth graders. Resources and other important information about Florida assessments can be found on the FSA Portal