English Language Arts FSA scores released

English Language Arts FSA scores have been released. (Alberto G. / CC BY 2.0 )

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Florida Department of Education released 3rd grade English Language Arts Florida Standards Assessments results.

Percent of students who scored a Level 3 or better:
Bay County - 61 percent
Calhoun County - 62 percent
Franklin County - 50 percent
Gulf County - 53 percent
Holmes County - 59 percent
Jackson County - 58 percent
Liberty County - 66 percent
Okaloosa County - 66 percent
Walton County - 66 percent
Washington County - 60 percent

Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt released this statement about the scores:
"In the short time we’ve had to analyze, and begin to disaggregate, the FSA and EOC scores released this afternoon by the DOE we’ve been amazed at the efforts of our students and faculty and staff. Despite the almost infinite list of challenges put in our path by Hurricane Michael, these scores show that our students, and the teachers and staff who support and love them every day, never gave up and never lost sight of the fact that life continues to go on even in the midst of such utter destruction.

"What we’ve noticed already is that our ELA scores, in most grade levels and at most schools, have improved and our students have performed well against their peers in “like” districts that didn’t suffer the devastation of Hurricane Michael. Additionally, our district average is above the state average in science in grades 5 and 8. Our district average for all EOCs is at, or above, the state average as well.

"Given all that we’ve been through this year, I couldn’t be more proud of our students, faculty, staff and their families. We look forward to spending more time digging into the data in the days to come and will have more in-depth reactions at that time. We will immediately begin the process of uploading scores to Parent Portal so that parents can view them as soon as possible."

To see the English Language Arts schools broken down by schools, or to see other county's scores, click here.