BDS Florida Standards Assessments and End of Course scores released

Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 6:37 AM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Most people get excited about the summer blockbusters, but at Bay District Schools the most anticipated event of the summer are the test scores coming in.

“When the scores get here, it’s like everything drops and you look at the scores,” Deputy Superintendent Denise Kelley said.

The Florida Standards Assessments and End of Course scores were released Thursday. Officials said they’re celebrating.

“We were at or above the state average in several areas and several subject areas,” said Kelley.

For the FSA’s, students in the fourth through eighth grades were at or above the state average in math. Fifth and eighth-graders scored above the state average in science. Students who took the algebra one EOC test scored above the state average.

Kelley said teachers working with students and parents through the pandemic are the reason.

“Encouraging them to come back to school or encouraging them to continue to work while they were virtual learning. But just not giving up, students not giving up, teachers not giving up, the administrators not giving up. to celebrate the success of those students who did perform well,” said Kelley.

School leaders said they usually get these spring test scores back earlier in the summer, but the pandemic caused some schools to have to extend their testing window.

“Therefore, it just makes sense that if the window of the extension was longer, then it’s going to take longer to get the test scores back,” said Kelley.

And now that the scores are back, district officials hope students and parents can join in the celebration.

District officials said this data will show the areas they need to focus on.

Individual test scores should be uploaded to the parent portal beginning Friday afternoon.

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