Assessment Scores Up For USD 259

By: Alicia Myers Email
By: Alicia Myers Email

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Approximately 24,000 Wichita students took nearly 70,000 assessments last Spring in reading, math and science.

The results show Wichita students exceeded the state's gains in reading and math.

Sixty Wichita schools met targets in both reading and math in 2011. Last year, only 33 schools met that status.

In addition to the 60 schools meeting math and reading standards, 20 schools in USD 259 met one or the other.

Wichita Schools also nearly doubled its percentage points in reading proficiency and math, compared to other schools in the state.

Superintendent John Allison said it shows how well Wichita students have adapted to No Child Left Behind standards.

About 70% of Wichita students proved to be proficient in reading and math.

AYP performance targets continue to increase into the future.

No Child Left Behind expects student performance on state assessments to increase each year until 2014. At that time, 100% of all students in the country are expected to be proficient in both English and math.

Wichita needs about 30% of an increase to meet that standard.

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