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Palm Coast Friday, Jun. 15, 2018 5 months ago

Flagler students outperform state average in state-based testing for 2017-18

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Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager: “We never want to be satisfied, but as we head into our next school year, I’m confident our students are primed to make additional gains."
by: Ray Boone Sports Editor

Students in Flagler County have scored higher than the state average in all state-based testing for the 2017-18 school year, according to a news release by the Flagler County School District. Scores were released from the following assessments:

  • English/language arts Florida Standards Assessments in grades 4-10.
  • Mathematics FSA (non-end of course exams) in grades 3-8.
  • Algebra 1 and geometry FSA for all grades.
  • Civics, biology 1, U.S. history Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for all grades.
  • Statewide science assessment NGSSS for grades 5 and 8.

Highlights from the district include:

  • Grades 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 are above the state percentage passing non-EOC mathematics FSA (scoring level 3 or higher).
  • Grades 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 are above the state percentage passing ELA FSA.
  • Algebra 1, geometry and U.S. history EOC scores are above the state percentage passing.
  • Geometry is above the state percentage passing and increased 7% over last year.
  • Grade 8 science is up 8 percentage points and is 12% higher than the state average.
  • Grade 5 science increased by 3%.

In addition, grade 5 science at Belle Terre Elementary jumped 15%, grade 4 ELA at Wadsworth Elementary increased by 6%, grade 8 science at Buddy Taylor and Indian Trails Middle increased by 8% and 12%, respectively. Geometry at Flagler Palm Coast High is up 16%, and grade 9 ELA at Matanzas High increased by 6%.

“I am very proud of our students, teachers, administrators and parents for putting in the hard work this past year,” Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager said in a release. “We never want to be satisfied, but as we head into our next school year, I’m confident our students are primed to make additional gains.”

Additional information and scores can be found here

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