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Fort Collins Schools TCAP Scores Still Among Highest In Colorado

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The Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) released its data on Colorado students and Poudre School District (PSD) scored higher than most Colorado students again. But there were some proficiency declines in some subjects in different grades. And the news wasn’t quite so good for some other Northern Colorado schools.

According to The Coloradoan, PSD students in grades 3 through 10 beat the average scores across the state in many areas. Here are a few highlights for PSD from the Coloradoan:

  • 65 percent of PSD’s tenth-graders were proficient in science, as compared with the 49 percent statewide number.
  • Fifth graders increased their fourth-grade scores in reading by 4 percentage points, from 78 percent to 82 percent.
  • Fifth-grade proficient and advanced writing scores increased from 68 percent to 70.
  • Third graders increased their proficient and advanced scores in mathematics from 79 to 80.
  • Science scores have increased each year students were tested.

The not-as-good news for PSD is that they showed dips in reading, writing and math as kids moved up in grade levels.

According to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, Thompson School District in Loveland had a decrease in students who scored proficient or advanced on the writing assessment and students in grades 8 and 10 had less than 50 percent proficient or advanced scores. In math, science and reading, Thompson School District scores were higher than state averages.

According to The Greeley Tribune, Windsor Schools were above the state average in 17 of the 27 areas of the TCAP tests, but scores in writing and high school math were not as good the district would like them to be.

And Greeley Schools, according to The Tribune, had more declines than improvements and 10 percent of the classes declined by double-digit percentage points. Only 17 percent of the Weld RE-6 classes are above state average.

You can read all about the TCAP results here and see the full data sheets. (I feel like I need a statistician to make sense of all those numbers.)


[Greeley Tribune – Greeley Schools]

[Greeley Tribune – Windsor Schools]

[Loveland Reporter-Herald]

[Colorado Departmetn of Education]

Picture by albertogp123, Flickr.

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