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School Year 2020-2021

Percent of 3rd grade students meeting or exceeding English Language Arts (ELA) grade level proficiency

Status Indicators:
Proceeding as Planned
 Monitoring Progress
Reviewing for Improvement
Information Unavailable

Status Indicators: Proceeding as Planned |  Monitoring Progress | Reviewing for Improvement | Information Unavailable

Due to the COVID pandemic, this assessment was not administered in the 2019-2020 school year. 

Students proficient in reading are more likely to be engaged in school, graduate from high school, and attend college.  Students with limited reading abilities have a difficult time progressing across multiple subjects, including math and science.  Because those who fall behind in early grades often stay behind, early intervention is critical for children who struggle with reading. Limited reading skills can have effects into adulthood, as reading proficiency is associated with better employment and income prospects, and adults with limited reading abilities are likely to continue the cycle and have children who also struggle with reading.

Due to the COVID pandemic, this assessment was not administered in the 2019-2020 school year. 

The calculation is based on the Florida Department of Education, Standards Assessments Results Report in which we report the average score from the 16 elementary schools located in Fort Lauderdale. The Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) is a collection of tests for Florida students to measure performance in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. Student performance on the FSA provides important information to parents/guardians, teachers, policy makers, and the general public regarding student education gains and progress. FSA assessments are administered by the Florida Department of Education. For further information about the FSA please see the Source tab.


There are many external contributing factors affecting the projection to confidently determine an exact numerical target, therefore we have elected to set the target to ”increase”.

According to the State’s ELA Assessment in the 2021-2022 school year, 44% of third grade students attending public elementary schools in Fort Lauderdale were able to read at or above the 3rd grade level. The goal set within the City’s five-year strategic plan is to continually improve this percentage from the City’s peak of 48% set in the 2018-2019 school year. To achieve this, the City continues to administer both the Summer Academic Enrichment and After-School Literacy Programs that aim to make Fort Lauderdale students better readers.

Florida Department of Education, Standards Assessments. http://www.fldoe.org/accountab...

Each school year period is reported as the end of the school year.

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City of Fort Lauderdale
100 North Andrews Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.fortlauderdale.gov

Office of Management and Budget
Division of Structural Innovation
Contact: [email protected]