Re-2 school district scores well on CSAPs
Editor’s Note: Due to misinterpretation of the CSAP numbers and information, the story in yesterday’s Post Independent contained incorrect information. The Post Independent regrets the error and any confusion the story may have caused.Dale Shrull 8/3/06 All areas? the next paragraph appears to contradict thatThe Garfield School District Re-2 showed improvement in three out of four areas according to CSAP scores released on Wednesday. The district saw improvements in seven out of nine grades in reading, five out of nine grades in math, and three out of nine grades in writing. Science was only tested in the eighth grade, which showed a 9 percent increase from last year. This year included science testing in grades five and 10 as well, but since it’s the first year there is no data for comparison.Districtwide, the greatest gains in reading came at the fourth and fifth grade levels at 6 percent. Highland Elementary fourth grade showed an increase of 11 percent, Wamsley Elementary fourth-grade recorded an increase of 12 percent, and Silt’s Roy Moore Elementary fifth grade showed the greatest increase with 34 percent over last year, while New Castle’s Kathryn Senor Elementary posted a 3 percent gain in third grade and a 2 percent in fourth-grade. Senor remained at or above state averages in almost all tested areas. Roy Moore Elementary also showed impressive improvements in fifth grade across the board posting a 23 percent increase in writing and a 25 percent increase in math. Roy Moore also posted the largest decline in the district in writing, with the fourth grade down 29 percent, as well as, a 21 percent decline in fourth-grade math. Despite these declines, they are only 6 percent behind the state average in both subjects, and overall the school was above the state average in eight of 10 areas. Other significant strides include Rifle Middle School improving 18 percent in seventh-grade math, and the Riverside Middle School sixth grade showing 17 and 14 percent increases in writing and math, respectively. Rifle High School showed an increase in three out of six categories. While Coal Ridge High School was above the state average in only three of the seven subjects tested through ninth and 10th grades. Other decreases in the districts were in third grade writing with a 23 percent decrease for Wamsley and a 22 percent decrease for Highland.Overall, the Re-2 school district did show improvements in three out of the four subjects compared to last year. Writing was the only subject to show a decline. But the school district was below the state averages in all four subjects.
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