District holds its own with FCAT scores

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 01:11 PM.

The state average was five to nine percentage points higher than the district average in each category.

The entire deficit to state averages came out of Wewahitchka Elementary School.

The percentage of students scoring 3 or better – 3 is consider at grade level – fell short of the state average in those three subjects by 15-20 percentage points.

The district, Ramsey said, would also likely come up short in bonus points for learning gains among the lowest performing quartile of students, another area where the district could consistently count on significant points.

The point from the FCAT scores – this was the second year of what is known as FCAT 2.0 which is moving the state toward Common Core Standards used nationwide – and from bonuses for learning gains in specific student demographics is how the state establishes school and district grades.

At this juncture the district has all information pertinent to elementary school grades.

High school grades are determined by FCAT scores (50 percent) and components such as enrollment and success in dual-enrolled college-level courses, graduation and drop-out rates. Those latter components will not be available until fall.

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