Results from the 2016 administration of the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) — the second ever administration of the test — as well as end of course exams are out today, and they show some gains both statewide and locally.
The Florida Standard Assessment, which was introduced for the first time last year, measures student and school performance on the new Florida Standards in math and English Language Arts.
The results showed that students in grades 3-8 are performing better in math, especially in Duval County. State-wide, the percent of students scoring at or above grade level in math was increased one percentage point to 57 percent. In Duval, that gain was three percentage points, to 53 percent.
Algebra 1, Biology 1, and U.S. History scores showed particularly high improvement here in Duval County.
In English Language Arts (ELA), the overall results for grades 3-10 were flat state-wide and declined by one percentage point in Duval County.
More information about school-level results are coming soon. But in the meantime, explore some of the data for yourself! Below is a Tableau visualization where you can explore the results in depth. The bars compare 2015 and 2016 performance in Duval County, the Big 7 urban districts in Florida (Broward, Dade, Duval, Hillsborough, Orange, Palm Beach, and Pinellas Counties), and the state as a whole. You can select which FSA subject you'd like to see results for using the dropdown filter at the top of the visualization. Below that is a spreadsheet of the raw numbers.
To access the full score reports for 2016's FSA results, including scores for individual schools, click here.