D51 TCAP third-grade reading scores up, still below state

Seventy-two percent of District 51 third-graders scored proficient or better on Transitional Colorado Assessment Program reading tests this year, falling short of the state average of 74 percent.

The state average improved by one percentage point year-over-year in 2012, while District 51’s average improved two percentage points, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Education.

New Emerson School had the highest rate of proficiency in the school district with 100 percent of third-grade students performing at or above grade level on the TCAP reading test. Independence Academy and Taylor Elementary had the next-highest performance, with 89 percent of third-graders at each school performing at or above grade level in reading.

Rocky Mountain Elementary had the fewest proficient readers at 49 percent.

Read Thursday’s Daily Sentinel for full results and analysis of local third-grade TCAP reading scores.


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