On Tuesday, June 22nd, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) announced the initial English Language Arts (ELA) results of the Grade 3 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).
Overall, the 2021 performance at Level 3 and above (on grade level and above) decreased by 4 percentage points when compared to 2019 (58% to 54%).
The average score for Leon County Schools came in right at the state average of 54%. This is down 7% from the 61% reported in 2019.
Findings from the initial results include that districts with higher rates of in-person instruction had more consistent learning outcomes between 2019 and 2021 (state tests were not administered in Spring 2020).
Achievement gaps also narrowed for Florida’s African American and Hispanic students, who experienced less of a decline (3 percent) than White students (4 percent).
The reports indicate that charter school performance was higher than non-charter school performance by 8 percentage points on the 2021 Grade 3 FSA ELA (61% vs. 53% at Level 3 or above, respectively).
Leon County schools scored an average of 300 with 54% of students scoring at level three or above. When compared to the other 67 school districts, the Leon County School district ranked 31st in the percentage of students scoring above level 3.
Listed below are the rankings of the 29 Leon County elementary schools, including the Florida State University School, based on the percentage of students scoring above level 3. The results show that 15 schools scored at or above the state average.
Four schools – Gilchrist, FSU, Hawks Rise, & Desoto Trail – scored above 80%, while six schools scored below 30%.
Leon County School 2021 Reading Scores