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District Releases 2018-19 Promotion/Retention Report

SARASOTA COUNTY, November 13, 2019 – Each year, students are either promoted to the next grade level or retained depending on their Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) score and overall academic performance. Out of the 26,335 students tested last school year, over 17,000 received a score of a 3 or higher on their FSA Reading exam. Strategies have already been implemented this school year to assist students that did not receive a satisfactory passing grade.

The following is a report on how students performed comprehensively throughout Sarasota County. Per Florida statute, school districts are required to report on the following:

  • State reading achievement levels for students in grades 3-10
  • The number and percentage of students retained in grades 3-10
  • The number of and reasons for good-cause promotions

 

FSA Reading Levels

Grade

# of Students Tested

% of Students at each Achievement Level

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

03

3216

10.14%

19.37%

28.79%

28.54%

13.15%

04

3142

13.18%

19.73%

28.58%

23.23%

15.28%

05

3327

11.81%

20.50%

28.64%

26.33%

12.71%

06

3392

13.89%

22.61%

24.29%

25.80%

13.41%

07

3396

15.87%

19.76%

23.03%

23.62%

17.73%

08

3268

14.17%

20.10%

25.80%

22.18%

17.75%

09

3384

15.75%

20.01%

19.36%

27.10%

17.79%

10

3210

15.42%

21.40%

21.65%

26.88%

14.64%

 

Grade

# of Students Tested

Count of Students at each Achievement Level

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

03

3216

326

623

926

918

423

04

3142

414

620

898

730

480

05

3327

393

682

953

876

423

06

3392

471

767

824

875

455

07

3396

539

671

782

802

602

08

3268

463

657

843

725

580

09

3384

533

677

655

917

602

10

3210

495

687

695

863

470

 

Promotion/Retention Report

Grade

Number Promoted

Percent Promoted

Number Promoted for Good Cause*

Percent Promoted for Good Cause*

Number Retained

Percent Retained

KG

2781

96.83%

N/A

N/A

91

3.17%

01

2995

96.36%

N/A

N/A

113

3.64%

02

3102

98.60%

N/A

N/A

44

1.40%

03

2885

88.52%

192

5.89%

182

5.58%

04

3203

99.84%

N/A

N/A

5

0.16%

05

3381

99.82%

N/A

N/A

6

0.18%

06

3458

99.83%

N/A

N/A

6

0.17%

07

3453

99.42%

N/A

N/A

20

0.58%

08

3333

99.29%

N/A

N/A

24

0.71%

09

3350

95.41%

N/A

N/A

161

4.59%

10

3181

94.64%

N/A

N/A

180

5.36%

 

*Promotion for Good Cause

Third grade students who otherwise would be retained may be promoted for good cause for any of the reasons described below.

Reasons for Good-Cause Promotion

Number

Percentage

Limited English Proficient students who have had less than 2 years of instruction in an English for Speakers of Other Language program based on the initial date of entry into a school in the United States.

 

33

 

17.19%

Students with disabilities for whose individual education plan indicates that participation in the statewide assessment program is not appropriate, consistent with the requirements of Section 1008.212 F.S.

 

28

 

14.58%

Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on an alternative standardized reading or English Language Arts assessment approved by the State Board of Education.

 

44

 

22.92%

A student who demonstrates through a student portfolio that he or she is performing at a Level 2 or higher on the statewide, standardized English Language Arts assessment.

 

1

 

0.52%

Students with disabilities who participate in the statewide, standardized English Language Arts assessment and who have an individual education plan or a Section 504 plan that reflects the student has received intensive instruction in reading or English Language Arts, for more than 2 years but still demonstrates a deficiency and was previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2 or grade 3.

 

 

55

 

 

28.65%

Students who have received intensive reading intervention for 2 or more years but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading and who were previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3 for a total of 2 years. A student may not be retained more than once in grade 3. [Section 1008.25(6)(b)6. F.S.]

 

 

31

 

 

16.15%

TOTAL

192

100%

 

The Florida statutes on student progression —Title XLVIII, Chapter 1008.25— are available online. The Sarasota County School District’s policies on promotion and retention and student progression are available at www.sarasotacountyschools.net. Copies of both documents can be obtained by calling 941-927-4009.

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