Walton School District Celebrates Top Ten Ranking in Florida’s K-12 Statewide Assessment Program

By ALICIA LEONARD
Walton County School Superintendent A. Russell Hughes was excited over the recent news that Walton Schools ranked 6th in the state for Florida Assessed Student Achievement Data for the 2017 year.
Even maybe more impressive is the 7th grade algebra score of number one in the state.
The Florida Department of Education at fdloe.org describes the test as “K-12 Assessment is responsible for all aspects of Florida’s K-12 statewide student assessment programs, including developing, administering, scoring, and reporting the results for assessments aligned to the Florida Standards or Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, as well as assisting with the administration and reporting of several other K-12 student assessment programs. Services are provided both by Florida Department of Education (FDOE) staff and through various contracts with assessment vendors. The primary goal of these assessments is to provide information about student learning in Florida, as required by Florida law (see Section 1008.22, Florida Statutes).”
Hughes spoke to the Herald/Breeze when the scores came in and said ”We are extremely proud of our students, teachers, staff, and community. This is truly a community effort to help students to build achievements like this one, and we are going to continue to strive to make Walton the best school district in the state of Florida.”
Three schools in the Panhandle scored in the top ten of the 2017 assessment with Okaloosa coming in second and Santa Rosa coming in fourth overall with Walton rounding them out at number six overall in scoring.

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