FSA results and EOC Exams Show Growth

2019 FSA results for Math, English Language Arts and End-of-Course Exams Show Continued Growth
Posted on 06/28/2019

Students in the School District of Palm Beach County continued to outperform their peers statewide on Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests and end-of-course (EOC) exams across many key indicators, according to data released Friday by the Florida Department of Education.


Among the highlights, based on an early review of the FY19 data: Palm Beach County students led the state in Grade 10 ELA and Algebra 1 EOC, both requirements for high school graduation.  


Additionally, District students outperformed the state and other large urban school districts on the Grade 6 English Language Arts (ELA) and math assessments. Grade 4 increased four points in both ELA and math over last year. Compared to other large urban school districts, Palm Beach County students in Grades 3 and 4 showed the largest gains in math year-over-year. 


“These numbers show the continued dedication of the students, teachers, school administrators, support staff  and the entire community that contributes to the success of the Palm Beach County School District,” said Dr. Donald Fennoy, superintendent. “I’m very proud of the ongoing progress of our schools as the District remains committed to our five-year Strategic Plan.”


Palm Beach County School District students outperformed their peers in Florida on each of the following assessments given during the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 for FSA ELA;

  • Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 FSA Math;

  • Grade 8 for Statewide Science;

  • Algebra 1, Biology, Geometry and Civics EOC.

The District's students also had the highest performance or tied with the highest performing large urban districts for the following assessments:

  • Grades 6, and 10 for FSA ELA;

  • Grades 5, 6 and 8 for FSA Math;

  • Grades 8 for Statewide Science; and 

  • Algebra 1 and Biology EOC.

From FY18 to FY19, the District increased the number of students scoring Level 3 or above on the following assessments:

  • Grades 4, 6 FSA ELA;

  • Grades 3, 4, 6 FSA Math;

  • Algebra 1 EOC, Geometry EOC, and Biology EOC.

The state Department of Education released results for the third grade ELA exam last month, in which 54 percent of students earned a Level 3 or above.


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 urban school districts. 


“All of these results will be shared with our schools as a critical tool in helping us to continuously improve student learning while ensuring a focus on equity and academic excellence for all students,” Fennoy said.


Click here to read the District's Executive Summary. 


District leaders are still analyzing data provided by the state. Individual school results will be available once that review is complete, and parents can start to look for their students scores on SIS next week.

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