Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) third grade students are making steady increases on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) for English Language Arts. The Florida Department of Education released these results today. The full set of results from the Spring 2017 administration of the FSA are expected to be released in the next several weeks.


Overall, BCPS results for third grade students on the FSA English Language Arts show continued improvements. Among the many highlights:

  • The percentage of students meeting or exceeding grade level proficiency (achievement levels 3-5), increased by two percentage points to 57 percent, compared to 55 percent in 2016, and are up five percentage points from 2015 (52 percent).
  • The percentage of students scoring at level one has consistently decreased over the past three years.  In 2017, 20 percent of students received a level 1, which is down three percentage points since 2016, and four percentage points since 2015.
  • Sixty percent of BCPS traditional elementary schools showed increases in the percent of third grade students meeting or exceeding grade level proficiency.
  • Twenty-four BCPS schools increased the percentage of students scoring at or above grade level proficiency by 10 or more percentage points. These schools include:


Sandpiper Elementary School (+14)
Walker Elementary School (+13)


“I am proud of the continued progress our District and schools are making toward increasing the academic achievements of our students – and congratulate our students, teachers, administrators and staff for their hard work,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.  “We are heading in the right direction. As we continue to analyze the FSA results released today, we will identify and share best practices and strategies among schools as we maintain our strong focus on early learning and literacy.”