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Duval’s 3rd grade ELA scores released, schools see big gains and drops

Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) quietly released the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) third-grade scores for English and Language Arts (ELA). The state average for proficiency (percentage of students who scored a 3 or above) on the assessment was 57% while Duval’s average was 50%, the lowest of the Big 7 Florida school districts:

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Within Duval County Public Schools (DCPS), many schools scored much higher compared to last year’s results. Among these schools are: Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School (+15 percentage points) Annie R. Morgan Elementary School (+16 percentage points) and Stonewall Jackson Elementary School (+21 percentage points). Several schools scored much lower as well, including: River City Science Academy Innovation School (-30 percentage points), Seaside Community Charter School (-22 percentage points) and Pinedale Elementary School (-13 percentage points). Lake Forest Elementary, one of the 3 turnaround schools at risk for takeover by an outside entity if its school grade for 2017-18 isn’t a “C” or better, performed worse (-5 points) than last year.

See the full list of DCPS third-grade ELA scores and how they compare to previous years here. The state has not released scores for any other grade and subject level but is expected to do so later this summer. Check back for our analysis of those scores.