Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Though data from 2010-11 is still being released, Dr. Jackie Floyd briefed the board on the progress of students according to the standards of No Child Left Behind.
The Fort Zumwalt School District Board of Education met Monday evening for its last regular session before the start of the 2011-12 school year, which begins Wednesday. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Jackie Floyd presented a preliminary progress report on the district’s adherence to federal No Child Left Behind academic standards. Floyd called the data just “one snapshot of student achievement,” but said the district was “moving in the right direction.” An average of 3 to 4 percent more students are meeting the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards on end of course tests each year, Floyd said. AYP standards are enforced over 18 student subgroups, she continued, including ethnic classifications such as “white…
Friday, August 5, 2011
District scores continue to improve, but many schools fail to meet benchmarks.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released preliminary results of the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) on Thursday. Students in third through eighth grade take the Missouri Assessment Program test in math and reading each spring. The tests fulfill requirements laid out under the No Child Left Behind Act, a program that is designed to have 100 percent of students testing at grade level by the year 2014. State benchmarks get more difficult the closer it gets to 2014. This year, in order to meet the goals and make "Adequate Yearly Progress," Missouri schools had to have 72.5 percent of students test at grade level in math and 75.5 percent test at grade level in reading. Groups of students are also expected to …
Patch has a breakdown of district performance on state tests in communication arts and math.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Released the 2010-11 results of the Missouri Assesment Program tests, which students take in third through eighth grade and in high school. This year, in order to meet state goals and make "Adequate Yearly Progress," Missouri schools had to have 72.5 percent of students test at grade level in math and 75.5 percent test at grade level in reading. See the full list of scores for each school in the state here. *The percent of students expected to score proficient or advanced on the state test in a given year.
Central Elementary and Harvest Ridge will undergo regulations to combat low scores.
The Francis Howell Board of Education heard the first results of the recently released district scores on Missouri Assessment Program tests for 2011. The scores, released Wednesday, showed two Francis Howell schools failed to meet state goals and will face sanctions. Central Elementary and Harvest Ridge Elementary students failed to meet state benchmarks on the math and reading tests. Central and Harvest Ridge were sanctioned last year and forced to undergo a year of changes. Under the rules, the schools were required to provide technical assistance, revise the school improvement plan, offer students the option of switching schools, include information on the District’s website and spend 10 percent of title funds on professional …