Florida Assessment Standards

One of the biggest indicators of a child’s success throughout their lives is their ability to read on grade level by the end of third grade. Each year, the Florida Department of Education requires schools to complete the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading-Florida Standards (FAIR-FS). FAIR-FS gives a quantifiable number to the percentage of students in Florida who are reading on grade level or above. The chart below is a compilation of the data for Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties and the state averages over the last five years.

Florida Department of Education

Percentage Achievement Level 3 or Above

County 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Florida 53% 54% 58% 57% 58% 54% 53%
Charlotte 50% 57% 66% 63% 69% 62% 55%
DeSoto 35% 35% 31% 29% 34% 32% 37%
Manatee 46% 47% 50% 49% 51% 49% 46%
Sarasota 68% 68% 71% 68% 70% 66% 63%
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