School district pleased with results on CSAP reading tests |

School district pleased with results on CSAP reading tests

Post Independent Writer
Post Independent Photo/Jim Noelker Roy Moore Elementary School students, including the two girls in front, Lindsey Brown, left, and Cassidy Blackard, sit in a 1914-vintage schoolhouse Friday at the Silt Historical Society. Roy Moore Elementary scored 98 percent proficient on its Colorado Student Assessment Program reading test, one of the bright spots among Garfield School District Re-2's CSAP results.

By Carrie Click

Post Independent Staff

The Garfield School District Re-2 is proud of its achievements on the third-grade Colorado Student Assessment Program reading tests.

“The board and administration is proud of the entire Garfield Re-2 staff for their hard work and commitment to the success of all students,” said Re-2 assistant superintendent Ava Lanes.

Roy Moore Elementary in Silt scored 98 percent proficient or advanced on its reading test. Principal Mark MacHale said there around about 45 kids in the school’s third grade, 11 of whom are English language learners.

“This shows our school is meeting the needs of all its learners,” MacHale said.

Kathryn Senor Elementary in New Castle raised its third-grade reading scores from 78 to 79 percent this year.

“The staff at Kathryn Senor is so dedicated to their kids and very committed to its reading program,” said Lanes.

And this year marked the first year of testing at Rifle’s Highland and Wamsley elementary schools. With the opening of Highland, both schools became kindergarten through fourth grade facilities.

Highland scored 55 percent proficient, and Wamsley scored 54 percent.

“The teachers and staff at Wamsley and Highland have conducted so much research and committed so many hours developing their literacy program,” said Lanes. “This is the benchmark year for both schools, and we are confident that the programs and the staff we have in place will help our kids become better readers.”

Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518

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