FSA RESULTS: “Room For Improvement” In PBC

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Palm Beach County School District Trails Other School Districts In FSA ELA Results.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The highly anticipated FSA test results for third graders have just been released and in the words of Palm Beach County School District officials, “there is room for improvement.” The report was notably released on the Friday evening before a three day weekend.

A quick review of select elementary schools in Boca Raton reveals an 11 percentage point drop in students scoring a 3 or higher at Verde Elementary School from last year, a one point drop year over year at Whispering Pines Elementary School, a 4 point INCREASE in students scoring a 3 or higher at Waters Edge Elementary, and a six point drop at Calusa Elementary.

This is the official media advisory from PBC. The executive summary, which includes a breakdown of each school’s results, can be reviewed by pushing the download button below. We strongly encourage parents to download the report — every school is listed with performance data.

Third graders in dozens of Palm Beach County schools showed improvement on the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the Florida Standards Assessment taken during the spring at School District of Palm Beach County-operated Schools, according to results released Friday by the Florida Department of Education.


The District had a number of schools that made significant gains, and the District is very proud of their work. 
Lantana Elementary School jumped 25-percentage points. In the Glades, K.E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary increased by 20-percentage points.


While the District celebrates several victories, we acknowledge room for improvement. Overall, 54-percent of third graders in the District earned a Level 3, or above, on the ELA, which is a decrease of 2-percentage points from the 2017-18 school year.


The District’s Strategic Plan focuses on increasing reading on grade level by third grade. The District is committed to producing long term outcomes, and will roll out curriculum changes for the 2019-2020 school year. The District will be providing additional resources and assistance for schools in need. 
As this information is just coming in, the District is in the initial stages of drilling down into the data, and is looking at each of the schools and their performance.Florida statute requires students not scoring at Level 2, or higher, on the ELA to be considered for retention in the third grade. However, students are eligible for promotion through other “good cause” criteria.