Escambia County teachers grade below state average

Escambia teacher has fewer classroom teachers and school administrators evaluated as highly effective than the state averages, according to a report issued this week by Florida Department of Education.

Across the state, 42.4 percent of the classroom teachers were evaluated highly effective, Escambia only had 22.8 percent. The gap was narrower for school administrators – state 27.1 percent, Escambia 14.4 percent.

Santa Rosa County greatly surpassed the state averages for highly effective with two-thirds evaluated at that level.

The Florida Department of Education posted preliminary results of the 2013-14 district personnel evaluations online. In January, once more complete data are provided by school districts, the Department will post an updated report.

Evaluation results are assigned by districts to teachers, non-classroom personnel and school administrators, based on the district’s approved evaluation system. During the first week of August, DOE provided each school district with student growth results. The districts then applied locally established cut points, which were combined with Instructional Practice Score data, and incorporated student learning growth data from local assessments where appropriate, resulting in each individual’s annual evaluation.

Teachers Escambia Santa Rosa State
Highly Effective 22.8% 66.6% 42.4%
Effective 70.4% 32.5% 55.3%
Needs Improvement 4.6% 0.5% 1.3%
3 years developing 1.2% 0.0% 0.7%
Unsatisfactory 0.9% 0.4% 0.3%
Counties most unsatisfactory
St. Lucie 4.4%
Glades 2.4%
Suwannee 1.9%
Hillsborough 1.7%
Lee 1.2%
Escambia 0.9%
Administrators Escambia Santa Rosa State
Highly Effective 14.4% 68.7% 27.1%
Effective 84.5% 31.3% 70.9%
Needs Improvement 0.0% 0.0% 1.6%
3 years developing 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Unsatisfactory 1.0% 0.0% 0.1%