Martin County Students Outperform Peers on FSA, EOC Exams
Martin County students continued to outperform their peers statewide on Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests and End-of-Course (EOC) exams across many key indicators, according to data released late Friday by the Florida Department of Education. An early review of the data places the Martin County School District in the top 12 of all Florida school districts in 10 subject areas/grade levels.
"Our assessment results are the latest in a long list of outstanding accomplishments achieved by the Martin County School District last school year," Superintendent Laurie J. Gaylord shared. "I am so proud of our students, teachers, support staff and administrators for their hard work and commitment to excellence. To know that the District is ranked in the top 12 of all 67 Florida school districts in multiple subject areas is a phenomenal achievement, and we look forward to building on this momentum as we prepare for the 2019-2020 school year."
District leaders are still analyzing data provided by the state, and individual school results will be available once that review is complete. The District’s Highlight Report, which has been provided to School Board members and other administrators, provides a summary of how students performed compared to last year and against their peers statewide.
"When you get right down to it, these remarkable figures are the result of our emphasis on teaching and learning - letting our outstanding teachers do what they do best, and making sure we give every child the tools they need to reach their highest personal potential," said Chief Academic Officer Dr. Tracey Miller. "Our faculty and staff do everything in their power to make sure our students are not only proficient, but exceeding expectations and growing as learners. While we know our work is never done, these results indicate that our district is moving in the right direction."
Martin County students scored above the state average in the following subject areas:
- Algebra I, Biology, Geometry, Civics and U.S. History End-of-Course exams
- Grades 4-8 Math
- Grades 6-10 Reading
- Grade 8 Science
Middle and high school students demonstrated notable proficiency on their End-of-Course exams:
- 76% of students were proficient on the Algebra I EOC
- 74% of students were proficient on the Biology EOC
- 77% of students were proficient on the Civics EOC
- 66% of students were proficient on the Geometry EOC
- 79% of students were proficient on the U.S. History EOC
In addition, the following schools saw double-digit percentage point increases in student performance when compared to the 2017-2018 school year:
- Jensen Beach Elementary - Grade 3 Math - 10 percentage point increase
- Crystal Lake Elementary - Grade 3 Reading - 18 percentage point increase
- SeaWind Elementary - Grade 4 Math (11 percentage point increase), Grade 5 Math (24 percentage point increase) and Grade 5 Science (16 percentage point increase
- Warfield Elementary - Grade 4 Math - 11 percentage point increase
- Palm City Elementary - Grade 4 Reading - 16 percentage point increase
- Indiantown Middle - Grade 7 Math - 23 percentage point increase
- Murray Middle - Grade 8 Math - 12 percentage point increase
To learn more about the Florida Standards Assessments and End-of-Course exams, please click here to visit the Florida Department of Education's website.