St. Lucie Public Schools Surpass State Average in Schools Demonstrating Letter Grade Increase

ST. LUCIE COUNTY —  In a report released today by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) logged three A schools and eight B schools with six schools increasing their grades from last year’s baseline.   This equates to 15 percent of SLPS boasting an improved letter grade – a significant increase above the three percent average of letter grade increases documented across the state.  “I commend our teachers and administrators for their persistent efforts to support students’ learning in an environment that has undergone a great deal of change over the last few years,” said SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.  He added that this is the first year learning gains have been included in the new assessment calculations.  “Until the release of this data, we have only been able to chart proficiencies.  Now we have the opportunity to benchmark the learning gains our students make from one year to the next.  With this information, we are able to support, track, and celebrate the gains all students make toward their personal learning goals,” explained Gent.

 

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