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SARASOTA COUNTY, June 8, 2017 – According to results released Thursday (June 8) by the Florida Department of Education, the Sarasota County School District scored higher than state averages in all categories of the 2017 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). The percentage of students who were proficient in English Language Arts increased from one to four percentage points in grades three through grade seven, remained consistent in grades nine and 10, and declined slightly in grade eight compared to last year.

The 2017 district mathematics proficiency rates improved from one to three percentage points at grades four, five, six, and eight but declined in grades three and seven. 

The percentage of district students passing End of Course (EOC) assessments also is higher than the state average in all subjects tested. The percentage of students passing EOC assessments increased five points in Algebra 1, five points in geometry and 11 points in Algebra 2.

Results are based on all students tested, including charter school students, English-language learners and students with disabilities. The third-grade English Language Arts results released in May are reported again with the grades released today, in order to provide a comprehensive review of student performance.

Highlights of the FSA results are as follows:

English Language Arts:

  • District English Language Arts proficiency rates are 10 to 13 points higher than state rates across all grades tested, grades three through 10.
  • The percent of district students scoring in English Language Arts achievement levels 3-5 (levels indicating proficiency) in school year 2016-2017 increased in grades three through grade seven, and remained consistent in grades nine and 10 compared to last school year. Percentages declined slightly in the grade eight.


  • Sarasota County students’ proficiency rates in mathematics are one to 29 points higher than state averages across all grades. 
  • The 2017 district mathematics proficiency rates improved at grades four, five, six, and eight but declined in grades three and seven compared to last school year. 

View 2017 EOC Results Tables

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