Washington County third graders score above state average on FSA

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Florida Standards assessment results show Washington County’s third graders are performing above the state average.

The test results, released last week by the Florida Department of Education, show a statewide decrease of the number of third grade students reading at or above grade level by four percent. Here at home, the 60-percent rate of Washington County third graders scoring three (3) or higher on the FSA English Language Arts test is six percent above the state average.

The test scores remain the same as 2019 – the last time students were tested. Testing for 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic, but in 2019, Washington County third graders ranked 2 percent above the state average. 

The school district says it is pleased with the efforts of the students, parents, teachers, and leadership teams at both elementary schools, as well as virtual schools.  

“Through a difficult year with many changes, students rose to the challenge and demonstrated readiness for fourth grade,” said Superintendent of Schools Joe Taylor.


“These scores are a testament to the hard work of our students, staff, and parents.”

Third grade FSA ELA scores are currently available in the FOCUS Parent Portal.

All other FSA and FCAT scores will be released prior to July 30.  Parents will be notified via School Messenger and the district website upon the release of all other scores. 

Parents will be able to view their studentÂ’s scores in the parent portal and a hard copy of their studentÂ’s results will be sent home to all pupils at a later date.