Reading CSAP results show Re-1 trails the state average |

Reading CSAP results show Re-1 trails the state average

Pete FowlerGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Preliminary third-grade reading Colorado Student Accountability Program (CSAP) results for the Roaring Fork School District Re-1 showed reading proficiency levels for English speaking students remain high, despite some declines at all schools, according to the RFSD.”Overall district scores, an average of those who are learning English and those whose first language is English, were 62 percent proficient or advanced, trailing the state average of 71 percent,” Superintendent Judy Haptonstall wrote in a news release. “The impact of increasing numbers of students for whom English is not their first language continues to have an influence on district averages.”Proficiency levels of students learning English showed dramatic increases at Crystal River Elementary, moderate increases at Basalt Elementary and declines at Sopris and Glenwood Elementary.”It’s difficult to sort out how much the scores for our second-language students reflect the natural process of learning a language, and how much reflects how we are approaching instruction,” she wrote.She said that English speaking students are performing very well while native Spanish speakers continue to lag behind is a pattern seen across all grade levels with state testing.”We are committed to doing everything possible to narrow the achievement gap,” she wrote.Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. 16611pfowler@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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