Santa Rosa eighth graders ranked top in state math testing

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Staff reports

Santa Rosa County School District is celebrating students’ performance on state testing following last week’s release of scoring.

“This year’s results reestablish Santa Rosa County as a top performer as compared to the other districts in the state,” stated Assistant Superintendent Bill Emerson.

Emerson reported that 8th graders ranked #1 in the state for mathematics. “In other grades we improved or maintained our rank in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 8th grade.  On the Algebra 1 End of Course exam (EOC), we maintained our proficiency level and on the Geometry EOC we improved our proficiency level by 2 percent.”

Per Emerson, in English Language Arts (ELA), the district improved its 10th grade ranking to number two.  “In the other grades we ranked from #4 to #7, improving or maintaining our rank in 5th, 6th, and 8th.”

Test results also show that in Science, the district improved proficiency at 5th grade by 5 percent (ranked 4th) and at 8th grade by 4 percent (ranked 3rd). In Social Studies, US History proficiency improved by 2 percent (ranked 5th).

“Both district wide and at the school level we have some opportunities for improvement in all tested areas and we will diligently analyze our results, make an action plan for improvement, and get to work,” Emerson said.