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State, Adams 14 post lower TCAP scores

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By The Staff

COMMERCE CITY — The newly released data on student achievement in the Colorado Transitional Colorado Assessment Program showed Adams 14 Schools with a number of scores on the rise, although many still lagging behind state averages in each content area.

As a state, Colorado students did not post encouraging scores across the board. The percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced on the 2014 reading assessments fell by 0.6 percent compared to 2013. In writing, the profieient/advanced scores dropped by 0.7 percent across all grades levels in 2014 compared to 2013. In math, proficient/advanced scores dropped by 0.3 percent across all grade levels across Colorado.

 

Math

In the math TCAP tests, third-, fourth-, fifth-, ninth- and 10th-graders in Adams 14 posted higher percentages of scoring proficient or advanced over their 2013 results, while the other grades saw declines in the same area. The most-notable gain in math scores came at the third-grade level, in which 51.24 percent of Adams 14 students tested scoring proficient or advanced, compared to 43.7 percent in 2013, with corresponding decreases in the percentage of students scoring unsatisfactory and an almost 4-percentage-point-increase in students scoring advanced.

Despite the gains, Adams 14 as a district lagged behind the state levels for proficient and advanced scores, especially at the high school level. Adams City High School saw 17.45 percent of ninth-graders and 9.49 percent of 10th-graders score proficient or advanced, compared to the state averages of 39.66 and 33.08 percent, respectively.

Both Central Elementary School and Hanson Elementary School managed to post year-over-year gains in proficient/advanced scoring at the third-, fourth- and fifth-grade levels. 

 

Reading

In the reading TCAP tests, fourth-, seventh- and ninth-graders in Adams 14 posted higher percentages of scoring proficient or advanced over their 2013 results, while the other grades saw declines. The largest gain at the district level came with the fourth-grade results, where the percentage of proficient/advanced scores jumped from 39.28 percent in 2013 to 44.97 percent this year.

Adams 14 as a district lagged behind the state levels for proficient and advanced scores in all grade levels, ranging between 20 and 30 percentage points behind the state level. 

Adams City Middle School managed to post slight gains in proficient/advanced scores across sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade levels versus 2013.

 

Writing

In the writing TCAP tests, fourth-, ninth- and 10th-graders in Adams 14 posted higher percentages of scoring proficient or advanced over their 2013 results, while the other grades saw declines at the district level. The largest gain at the district level came with the fourth-graders, where the percentage of proficient/advanced scores jumped 3.3 points, from 25.73 percent in 2013 to 29.03 percent this year.

Adams 14 as a district lagged behind the state average for proficient and advanced scores in all grade levels, ranging between 20 and 25 percentage points behind the state level.

Adams City High School saw gains in proficient/advanced scores among ninth- and 10th-graders, with proficient/advanced scores 1.79 percentage points higher among ninth-graders and 3.3 percentage points higher for 10th-graders versus their 2013 levels.

Rose Hill Elementary School managed to post slight gains in proficient/advanced scores across third-, fourth- and fifth-grade levels versus 2013.

The full list of Adams 14 TCAP results, as well as the rest of Colorado’s school districts, is available online at www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/CoAssess-DataAndResults.