Clarification of RFSD CSAP story |

Clarification of RFSD CSAP story

In Thursday’s story about the Roaring Fork School District’s CSAP third-grade results, Carbondale’s Crystal River Elementary scores should not have been compared with the 2005 Carbondale Elementary School’s scores. Crystal River Elementary is considered a new school by the state as of the summer of 2005 and therefore should not have been compared to Carbondale Elementary. The story indicated that Crystal River dropped 11 percent from the 2005 scores but it should not have been compared to 2005. According to Crystal River Elementary principal Karen Olson, the school lost more than 100 Anglo students this year, and that Anglo scores remain comparable to the other schools in the district. She added that the percentage of Latino students remained steady from last year, so a 5 percent increase in scores is accurate.All CSAP scores are preliminary and could change when they become official in August.

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