Osceola students mark higher performance on state assessments

 Highlights of the results for the Osceola School District on the spring 2019 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and End-of-Course (EOC) assessments are as follows:

 Elementary          

English/Language Arts (ELA):

  • Fourth grade ELA scores increased by 3 points.
  • Twelve schools increased 3rd grade ELA FSA scores, 17 schools increased fourth grade ELA FSA scores and 11 schools increased fifth grade ELA FSA scores.

School highlights:

  • •Boggy Creek Elementary improved third grade ELA scores by 23 points.
  • •Hickory Tree Elementary improved fourth grade ELA scores by 12 points.
  • •Kissimmee Elementary improved fourth grade ELA scores by 16 points.
  • •Cypress Elementary improved fifth grade ELA scores by 16 points.
  • •Lakeview Elementary improved fifth grade ELA scores by 15 points.
  • •Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts improved fourth grade ELA scores by 13 points.
  • •Deerwood Elementary improved fifth grade ELA scores by 12 points.
  • •Reedy Creek Elementary improved fifth grade ELA scores by 11 points.

 Mathematics:

  • ·Third grade math scores increased 3 points.
  • ·Fifteen schools increased third grade math scores, 12 schools increased fourth grade math scores, and 10 schools increased fifth grade math scores.

School highlights:

  • •Deerwood Elementary improved third grade math scores by 30 points and fifth grade math scores by 11 points.
  • •Boggy Creek Elementary improved third grade math scores by 26 points and fourth grade math scores by 13 points.
  • •East Lake Elementary improved fifth grade math scores by 18 points.
  • •Central Avenue Elementary improved third grade math scores by 17 points.
  • •Lakeview Elementary improved fifth grade math scores by 14 points.
  • •Partin Settlement Elementary and Sunrise Elementary improved third grade math scores by 13 points.

 Science:

  • Thirteen schools increased fifth grade science scores.
  • School highlights:
  • •Cypress Elementary improved fifth grade science scores by 22 points.
  • •Reedy Creek Elementary improved fifth grade science scores by 8 points.
  • •Deerwood Elementary improved fifth grade science scores by 10 points.
  • •Mill Creek Elementary improved fifth grade science scores by 10 points.

 Middle

English/Language Arts (ELA):

  • Sixth grade ELA scores increased 2 points.
  • Seventh grade ELA scores increased 1 point.
  • Nine middle schools improved pass rates on the sixth grade ELA FSA and nine middle schools increased pass rates on the seventh grade ELA FSA

School highlights:

  • •Denn John Middle improved 7th grade ELA scores by 7 points.
  • •Horizon Middle improved seventh grade ELA scores by 6 points.

 Mathematics:

  • Sixth grade math scores increased 2 points.
  • Seventh grade math scores increased 1 point.
  • Eighth grade math scores increased 4 points.
  • Six middle schools improved pass rates on the sixth grade math FSA, eight middle schools increased their pass rates on the 7th grade math FSA, and nine middle schools increased their pass rates on the 8th grade math FSA.

School highlights:

  • •Denn John Middle improved eighth grade math scores by 26 points.
  • •Discovery Intermediate improved seventh grade math scores by 17 points.

 Science:

  • Six middle schools increased their pass rate on the eighth grade science FSA.
  • School highlights:
  • •St. Cloud Middle improved science scores by 10 points.

 End of Course (EOC):

  • Civics scores increased 4 points.
  • Six middle schools increased pass rates on the Algebra EOC.
  • Four middle schools increased pass rates on the Geometry EOC.
  • Six middle schools increased their pass rate on the Civics EOC.

School highlights:

  • •Celebration K-8 had 100 percent pass the Algebra EOC.
  • •Kissimmee Middle had 100 percent pass the Geometry EOC.

The following schools had 100 percent pass rates on the Biology EOC: Denn John Middle, Discovery Intermediate, Narcoossee Middle, Parkway Middle, Bellalago Academy, Celebration K-8, Harmony Community and Westside K-8.

 High

  • Geometry scores increased 5 points.
  • U.S. History scores increased 2 points - six schools increased U.S. History scores.
  • Four schools increased ninth grade ELA scores and four schools increased tenth grade ELA scores.

School highlights:

  • •Poinciana High School improved Biology EOC scores by 4 points.
  • •St. Cloud High School improved ninth grade ELA scores by 13 points.
  • •Harmony High School improved Geometry EOC scores by 14 points.
  • •Osceola High School improved Geometry EOC scores by 9 points.

 “I am proud of our Osceola teachers and students for their dedication to continuous improvement,” said Osceola School District Superintendent Debra Pace.  “Our educators have demonstrated a true commitment to improving teaching and learning for all students.  Moving forward, we recognize that we still have work to do to achieve our goal to provide high-quality education with exemplary results for every child, every chance, every day.”