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Florida schools to get FSA test results this week, with reports to parents next month



And the results are in.

At 3 p.m. this afternoon, Florida's school districts will begin getting results of the spring 2015 Florida Standards Assessments, with a bigger data dump coming at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The information coming will include district and school level outcomes in percentiles, so districts and schools will be able to see how their students performed in comparison to others in the state, by test. The cut scores (Levels 1-5) have not yet been set, as the tests are new and not comparable to past years' exams.

According to commissioner Pam Stewart's Tuesday morning memo to superintendents, the actual data will be:

· Spring 2015 FSA State Summary (SS)
· Spring 2015 FSA State Report of Districts (SRD)
· Spring 2015 FSA State Report of Schools (SRS)
· Spring 2015 FSA District Summary (DS)
· Spring 2015 FSA District Report of Schools (DRS)
· Spring 2015 FSA District Student Results (DSR) File
· Spring 2015 FSA District Aggregation Results (DAR) File
· Spring 2015 FSA State Aggregation Results (SAR) File

Individual student reports won't be coming at the same time. Stewart said districts should receive those documents for distribution to parents no later than Oct. 21.

The department is issuing the results in the face of mounting criticism of the state testing an accountability system. Can't wait to hear the reactions as the ratings become public.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:04pm]


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