District holds its own with FCAT scores

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

Wewahitchka Elementary sixth-graders also were above the state average in reading, with 68 percent reading at or above grade level compared to 59 percent statewide.

However, at no other grade level or subject did the percentage of Wewahitchka students, through high school sophomores, scoring at grade level or above reach the state average.

As the district has emphasized reading, the percentage of fourth-graders and fifth-graders scoring 3 or above, for example, was behind the state by double-digits, 20 percentage points among fifth-graders.

Comparing classes as they advanced based on FCAT scores also highlighted troubling scores, Ramsey noted.

The percentage of students scoring at grade level in math and reading from grade to grade fell almost uniformly at both elementary schools, save for reading scores in Port St. Joe and math in Wewahitchka.

The trend was similar at the high schools, with Wewahitchka students showing improvement in reaching grade level in math; Port St. Joe students in reading.

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