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3rd-grade reading scores improve

State, most area counties Florida Standards Assessment scores rise

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – State reading test scores for third-graders are up in nearly all northeast Florida counties. That means fewer students will be held back next year or have to go to summer school.

Statewide numbers show that third-grade language arts scores are up 1 percent from 53  to 54 percent of students reading at grade level.

For northeast Florida counties, the scores were even better.

In Duval, the score was 50 percent --  up four points from one year ago. The downside however, out of the seven largest school districts in Florida, Duval's score was the lowest.

In St. Johns County, the state's top school district, the passing rate also grew four percentage points to 77 percent..

Clay County was up 2 percentage points to 64 percent.

Nassau County scored at 69 percent, up three percentage points.

Baker County's reading score fell slightly, from 60 to 59 percent.

Click here to download PDF of  third-grade reading scores for each individual school in the state.