Education Briefs: July 29

Local girl

Danielle Brockman, of Craig, will be competing in the Miss Teen of Colorado Pageant this weekend in Fort Collins.

The pageant scores participants on six different categories: scholastic record, achievement and service to school and community, personal development of talents and skills, general awareness written test, projection in formal war and an interview.

Contestants will be competing for a $1,000 cash scholarship, a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a $250 grant to her high school.

The winner of the Colorado Miss Teen pageant will go on to compete for the title of Miss Teen America.

Brockman is being sponsored by various local businesses, and her parents Glen and Marianne Maigatter, of Craig, and Clifford Brockman, of Boulder.

The pageant finals are at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University Campus.

Tickets will be sold at the event.

CSAP scores to be

released next week

The scores from the 2006 Colorado Student Assessment Program will be released Wednesday.

CSAP is a standardized test that is administered every spring to students in third through 10th grade in public schools throughout Colorado.

Students who take the CSAP are graded on a scale of four proficiency/performance levels.

Schools are rated by the averaged CSAP scores of their students. Low-scoring schools are eligible for School Improvement Plan assistance from the Colorado Department of Education. If a school receives an unsatisfactory rating (level 1) for two consecutive years it will be recommended to be turned in to a charter school.

School districts with consistently low-scoring schools can lose their accreditation.

Last year, the Moffat County School District showed improvement in eight out of 10 areas assessed by CSAP.

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