District holds its own with FCAT scores

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

Broken down by individual schools, the FCAT scores show a stark contrast in the two community elementary schools in the district.

At Port St. Joe Elementary School, the percentage of students scoring 3 or above in applicable subjects and every grade was above the state average, save for fourth-grade writing scores.

At Port St. Joe High School the exact same was true, with 10th-grade writing the only area were the percentage students scoring at grade proficiency did not reach the state standard.

Wewahitchka Elementary scores told a different story.

As noted several weeks ago by Deputy Superintendent for Instruction Sara Joe Wooten, third-graders at Wewahitchka Elementary “knocked it out of the park” on both math and reading, an impressive 76 percent of third-graders scoring 3 or above, 18 percentage points above the state average; the difference was nine percentage points in reading.

And in math, 64 percent of sixth-graders and 64 percent of eighth-graders scored at or above grade level, both numbers ahead of the state average.

“We did strengthen some of our deficiencies, especially in math and particularly in Wewahitchka,” Ramsey said. “That is really a positive. I applaud them for that.”

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