Preliminary results from the Florida Standards Assessments are to be released Wednesday, but these early FSA scores will not indicate what percentage of students passed the new exams.
Florida is still working to set a scoring system for the FSA, its new series of standardized tests in language arts and math. That process likely won’t be complete until January and will result in a scoring plan similar to that used previously on the FCAT — a five-level system with 3 considered passing.
So these preliminary results likely will provide limited information, showing how districts and schools fared compared to each other.
Education Commissioner Pam Stewart told Florida’s school superintendents today that their districts could begin downloading FSA data this afternoon.