Students in the School District of Palm Beach County continued to outperform their peers statewide on Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests across many key indicators, according to data released late Thursday by the Florida Department of Education.
One highlight, based on an early review of the data: District students outperformed the state and other large, urban school districts on the Grade 10 English Language Arts (ELA) and Algebra end-of-course exams – both requirements for high school graduation.
District leaders are still analyzing data provided by the state, and individual school results will be available once that review is complete. The District’s Executive Summary provided to School Board members and other leaders provides a comparison of how the District’s students performed compared with the state and other large school districts.
District students outperformed their peers in Florida on each of the following assessments given during the 2017-2018 school year:
- ELA for grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10;
- Math for grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8;
- Science for grades 5 and 8;
- End-of-course exams for Algebra 1, Biology and Civics
The District’s students also had the highest performance or tied with the highest performing large, urban districts for the following assessments:
- ELA for grades 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10;
- Math for grades 5, 6 and 8;
- Grade 8 Science;
- Algebra 1 and Biology EOC
The state Department of Education released results for the third grade ELA exam last month, in which 56 percent of students earned a Level 3 or above. Click here to read the District’s Executive Summary.