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Florida Department of Education Releases 2023 Spring Assessment Results

For Immediate Release 

June 29, 2023 

Florida Department of Education Releases 2023 Spring Assessment Results 

DELAND – The Florida Department of Education has released the 2023 spring assessments results, including FAST (Florida Assessment of Student Thinking) reading and math scores, statewide science assessment scores, and end-of-course exam scores in all other subjects. 

The 2022-23 school year was the first year that the F.A.S.T. progress monitoring system was in place. As a result, the state is not releasing grades this summer to ensure time to correlate the new metric with the previous assessment. Instead, school grades are expected to be released this fall. 

Volusia County Schools is pleased to share the following summary-level data: 

  • The percentage of students in grades three, four and seven that scored at or above the proficiency level in English Language Arts (ELA) increased compared to last year. 

  • Students maintained or closed the achievement gap in ELA compared to the state in five out of eight tested grade levels. 

  • The percentage of students in grades three through five scoring at or above the proficiency level in ELA ranked in the top four among all 11 districts in the Central Florida Coalition. 

  • The percentage of students scoring at or above the proficiency level in math increased in all grade levels three through eight compared to last year. 

  • In grade five, the percentage of students scoring at or above proficiency level in science is 10 percentage points above the state average. 

  • Students maintained or closed the achievement gap compared to the state on three out of five End of Course assessments. 

  • In geometry, Volusia County Schools maintained proficiency while five of the 11 districts within the Central Florida Coalition of schools decreased. 

"I am so pleased to share that our students are continuing to grow and are increasing their proficiency. I am extremely proud of their accomplishments,” Superintendent Dr. Carmen Balgobin said. “These assessment scores are the visible results of the hard work accomplished by our students, teachers and employees across the district. Together, we make an impact on our students’ learning every day.” 

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Volusia County Schools’ vision is to create life-long learners prepared for an ever-changing global society. The VCS Strategic Plan: www.vcsedu.org/strategic-plan

                                             

Media Contact: 

Angel M. Gomez, Director 

Danielle Johnson, Community Information Specialist 

Community Information Services 

Volusia County Schools 386-734-7190, ext. 20234 

Media Contact:

Community Information Services
Volusia County Schools
communityinformationservices@groups.volusia.k12.fl.us
(386) 734-7190 ext. 20230