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State releases FSA scores; Lake students show significant gains in key areas

 

TAVARES – Lake County students showed significant gains in key areas of the 2016 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). The district- and state-level results were released by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) this morning.

 

In Lake, scores for End-of-Course exams are being uploaded today, as they are needed to calculate students’ final grades. Parents should start to see the scores populate on the parent portal today through early next week. Paper reports will arrive in schools later this summer.

 

DOE highlighted the following regarding student scores in Lake:

 
  • Improved nine percentage points for students younger than high school age scoring Level 3 or higher in Algebra 1, with 85% percent meeting that benchmark this year compared to 76% last year.
  • Increased eight percentage points in Algebra 2, with 37% of students in Grades 5-12 scoring Level 3 or above this year compared to 29% last year.
  • Improved three percentage points in Grade 3-5 Mathematics combined (FSA and End-of-Course assessments) with 58% of students in Grade 3-5 scoring at Level 3 or above this year compared to 55% last year.
  • Improved two percentage points in the Civics End-of-Course (EOC) Exam with 65% of students Grade 3-12 scoring at Level 3 or above this year, compared to 63% last year.

The data also shows that 68% of Lake students in Grade 5-12 scored Level 3 or above on the U.S. History EOC – two percentage points higher than the statewide percentage. Additionally, 50% of Lake students in Grade 9-12 scored Level 3 or above, a slight drop from the 51% last year, but three percentage points higher than the state.

“I’m very proud of our students; they did well in many key areas,’’ Lake Superintendent Susan Moxley, Ed.D., said. “We know that tests alone do not tell the whole story for a student, school or district, but test results can provide useful feedback to help guide instruction.”
 
In addition to the areas of progress, the data released today also showed areas where students may need additional support such as in English Language Arts (ELA). On the ELA portion of the FSA, 44% of Lake students in grades 9-10 scored at Level 3 or above this year compared to 46% last year, while 47% of Lake students in grades 6-8 scored at Level 3 or above this year – the same percentage as last year.
 
The 2016 assessment results are available at http://fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/results/2016.stml