A file photo of a student taking a standardized test
The Transitional Colorado Assessment Program tests or TCAPS replaced the long standing CSAP tests, Colorado Student Assessment Program tests. Though the names are different, state officials say the tests use the same measures. A new, permament testing system is being developed for debut in 2014.
Across all grade levels, students increased by 1.4 percent in reading proficiency. In sixth grade, 2.1 percent more student scored "proficient" or "advanced"compared to last year. Overall, eight grade scores were essentially flat.
In writing, scores went down across all grades by 1.3 percent. Fewer students scored "proficient" or "advanced" in writing compared to 2011 scores. From 2005 to 2012, students in grades 3,4,6,9 and 10 have shown declining writing scores over that entire span.
Math scores continue to remain extremely low at the high-school level with a 33-percent "advanced" or "prociency" rate. Overall grades, math scores remain relatively static. Of all the grades, third graders showed the most growth at 1.4 percent.
In science, there was a slight improvement across all grade levels compared to 2011. In 2012, 1.1 percent more students scored "proficient" or "advanced." Over the last four years, science scores have increased in all grades tested - 5, 8, and 10.
If you want to see how your school scored, you can visit: http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/CoAssess-DataAndResults.asp
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