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School accountability reports released

Story Submitted By: Madison County School Board

Each year, the Florida Department of Education releases a report called a School Public Accountability Report (SPAR).  As part of the guidelines requested by the Department of Education, each district must release this information to its stakeholders, which includes every resident of Madison County.

Why is this report important to you as a resident of Madison County?

This report is one of the state’s most comprehensive reports and provides you with an annual school status report to include information about student achievement, accountability and teacher quality.

The 2014-2015 school year was the first year that student achievement results were reported using the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), which replaced the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 (FCAT 2.0), but the report still features academic performance by reporting the percentage of students who scored proficient on all standardized state assessments and details the results based on sub-categories such as gender, race and ethnicity for the individual school, the district and the state.

In addition, the report continues to feature student performance on national and international assessments, graduation and dropout rate, post secondary follow-up, teacher and staff qualifications and the school and district performance grade.

A copy of the district’s and individual school SPAR reports are on file at the District School Board Office, located at 210 N. Duval St.,  in Madison, or can be accessed online at: www.madison.k12.fl.us or at http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/year1415/main1415.cfm. Individual printed copies are available upon request.

Each individual school site also maintains school specific copies on file in the main office.

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