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CSAP Results: Glenwood Elementary

Based on CSAP scores, last year’s Glenwood Springs Elementary fifth-graders have a lot of work to do.Math scores decreased by 9 points, reading scores decreased by 18, and writing scores decreased by 31.Although Glenwood Rementary scores look frightening, they don’t tell the whole story.Like all CSAP scores, Glenwood elementary fifth-grade scores for 2003-04 are compared to scores from previous fifth-grade classes.Comparing one fifth-grade class to another compares academic progress between two entirely different groups of students, said Judy Haptonstall, assistant superintendent at Re-1.”My assumption is there may be an increase if we look at the same kids from year to year,” said Haptonstall.Sixty-four percent of 2003-04 fifth-graders were proficient and advanced in reading, while 84 percent of 2002-03 fifth-graders were proficient or advanced.However, 56 percent of the 2003-04 fifth-graders were advanced or proficient in reading as fourth-graders in 2002-03. Therefore, the students improved by 8 percent.Compared with writing scores from the 2002-03 fifth-grade class, the 2003-04 fifth-graders decreased by 31. However, comparing the 2003-04 fifth-grade writing scores to the 2002-03 fourth-graders, the decrease is much less dramatic, 45 to 44.Even though 2003-04 fifth-grade scores show an improvement from 2002-2003 fourth-grade scores, the district will discuss other factors that may weigh on the decreased test scores, Haptonstall said.Contact Ivy Vogel: 945-8515, ext. 534ivogel@postindependent.com


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