Critical school data released; New Emerson shines

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, or TCAP,  results have been released for spring 2014.

New Emerson pulled in the only 100 percent proficiency scores in the district, with all fourth- and fifth-graders at the school testing at or above grade level this year in math. The district’s lowest score was for R-5 10th-grade math, where none of the 16 students tested scored at grade level.

Out of 24 grade-level subject tests, School District 51 students scored above the state average for grade-level proficiency in eight categories, nearly even with last year when the district beat the state in seven categories and tied with the state in an eighth category. TCAP, which replaced Colorado State Assessment Program tests starting in 2012, tests third- though 10th-graders statewide in math, writing and reading.

This was Colorado’s last time offering TCAP testing. Next spring, math and literacy tests will be given through the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing program. Students already began taking science and social studies tests in April through the new Colorado Measures of Academic Success, of CMAS, testing system, which will continue next year. This year’s CMAS results will be released to school districts Sept. 3 and presumably soon after that to the public.

Read the full story in the Friday edition of the Daily Sentinel.


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