Wakulla County public school students and educators continued their tradition of success with state mandated tests. Recently released scores on the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and state End-of-Course (EOC) exams show Wakulla students exceeding the state averages in 19 of the 22 areas tested.
In 16 of the 22 areas tested, Wakulla students had passing percentages in the top ten scores in the state.
Scores are based on the “percent proficient”, meaning the percent of students testing at or above grade level. On a scale of 1 to 5, Level 3 is considered satisfactorily on grade level, with Levels 4 and 5 considered above grade level.
Wakulla End-of-Course exam scores averaged in the top ten percent proficient in the state, including in Grade 5 Science, Grade 8 Science, Grade 7 Civics, Grade 11 United States History, Biology, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2. Wakulla EOC scores in Geometry came in at eleventh in the state.
The Florida Standards Assessments test students on English Language Arts (ELA) skills in Grades 3 through 10. All Wakulla grades tested scored above the state average in ELA skills, except in Grade 3, which tied the state percent proficient.
On Math skills, the FSA is given to students in Grades 3 through 8. High school and some middle school students are assessed in Math on End-of-Course exams in Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry.
Wakulla students averaged FSA Math scores above the state averages in Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7. High school credit math courses tested with EOC exams (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry) showed Wakulla above the state averages in all three subjects.
Superintendent Bobby Pearce stated, “I know our students and teachers work hard every day. It’s only one measure, but it is validating to have our students do well on whatever assessments are given. I also thank our parents for being so supportive of our schools. Educating our children is truly a community effort in Wakulla.”