Colorado Student Assessment Program results are available for 2011. The Colorado Department of Education is still rolling out data on its website, but raw data for Moffat County School District can be found there. Results were mixed in the district.

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Colorado Student Assessment Program results are available for 2011. The Colorado Department of Education is still rolling out data on its website, but raw data for Moffat County School District can be found there. Results were mixed in the district.

Results of Moffat County CSAP tests made available by CDE

Comparison of CSAP results

Comparison of percentages of students scoring at proficient or advanced levels in Moffat County School District in 2010 and 2011

District as a whole

Reading

(Grade, 2010, 2011, Difference)

3, 60, 64, +4

4, 53, 55, +2

5, 60, 61, +1

6, 59, 66, +7

7, 64, 63, -1

8, 62, 64, +2

9, 68, 59, -9

10, 67, 60, -7

-3

Writing

3, 38, 35, -3

4, 33, 49, +16

5, 44, 45, +1

6, 43, 50, +8

7, 57, 46, -1

8, 41, 47, +6

9, 40, 41, +1

10, 40, 40, --

+28

Math

3, 58, 57, -1

4, 60, 57, -3

5, 45, 51, +6

6, 42, 38, -4

7, 49, 38, -11

8, 43, 47, +4

9, 34, 25, -9

10, 24, 25, +1

-17

Science

5, 30, 33, +3

8, 47, 53, +6

10, 42, 44, +2

+11

Total: +19

Craig Middle School

Reading

(Grade, 2010, 2011, Difference)

6, 59, 66, +7

7, 64, 63, -1

8, 62, 64, +2

+8

Writing

6, 43, 50, +7

7, 57, 46, -11

8, 41, 47, +6

+2

Math

6, 42, 38, -4

7, 49, 38, -11

8, 43, 47, +4

-11

Science

8, 47, 53, +6

Total: +5

East Elementary School

Reading

(Grade, 2010, 2011, Difference)

3, 58, 61, +3

4, 59, 59, --

5, 58, 75, +7

+10

Writing

3, 42, 25, +3

4, 29, 62, +33

5, 43, 50, +7

+47

Math

3, 60, 43, -18

4, 63, 69, +6

5, 40, 58, +18

+6

Science

5, 18, 45, +27

Total: +90

Moffat County High School

Reading

(Grade, 2010, 2011, Difference)

9, 68, 59, -9

10, 67, 60, -7

-16

Writing

9, 40, 41, +1

10, 40, 40, --

+1

Math

9, 34, 25, -9

10, 24, 25, +1

-8

Science

10, 42, 44, +2

Total: -21

Ridgeview Elementary School

Reading

(Grade, 2010, 2011, Difference)

3, 81, 56, -25

4, 51, 58, +7

5, 67, 60, -7

-25

Writing

3, 55, 42, -13

4, 37, 58, +21

5, 56, 42, -14

-6

Math

3, 82, 61, -21

4, 79, 56, -23

5, 56, 69, +13

-31

Science

5, 49, 43, -6

Total: -68

Sandrock Elementary School

Reading

(Grade, 2010, 2011, Difference)

3, 45, 64, +19

4, 38, 49, +11

5, 44, 55, +11

Writing

3 19 30 +11

4 24 34 +10

5 18 36 +18

Math

3, 42, 48, +6

4, 44, 48, +4

5, 34, 34, --

+10

Science

5, 16, 15, -1

Total: +89

Sunset Elementary School

Reading

(Grade, 2010, 2011, Difference)

3, 67, 78, +11

4, 63, 60, -3

5, 72, 60, -12

-4

Writing

3, 45, 47, +2

4, 44, 56, +12

5, 64, 53, -11

+3

Math

3, 61, 82, -21

4, 58, 60, +2

5, 50, 53, +3

-16

Science

5, 44, 36, -8

Total: -23

Brent Curtice, assistant superintendent for Moffat County School District, said the results of the 2011 Colorado Student Assessment Program are mixed.

“We had some really bright spots, and we had some spots that weren’t so bright,” he said. “We want to take an in-depth look at our achievement and make sure we’re doing the best we can for kids.”

On Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Education began rolling out results from the 2011 tests. Information can be found on the CDE’s website, www.schoolview.com.

However, as of Friday evening, many of the analysis tools that are available for previous testing years, are not yet available for this year.

Instead, the website simply contains raw data for 2011.

Regarding Moffat County School District, the website provides downloadable spreadsheets which compare student performance at each testing grade, at each of the district’s schools, in four categories: reading, writing, math and science.

The website also contains a spreadsheet that combines performance from all schools to provide a glimpse at the district level.

On average, Moffat County School District showed a slight decline in reading, a sharp decline in math, and robust growth in writing and math, when compared to 2010.

“We’ve seen growth in a lot of areas over time,” Curtice said. “We’re not where we want to be, but we’re pleased that we’re moving forward, and we want to strengthen our curriculum so we move forward every year.”

Curtice said the test isn’t necessarily a reflection on students or teachers. Rather, it is a tool for gauging the effectiveness of curriculum.

“I don’t think it’s so much of a snapshot of teachers as it is a snapshot for redefining our curriculum alignment,” he said. “Are we really hitting the parts we want, no matter who’s teaching or whose child is there?”

The district data from the CDE shows student performance in math was low, particularly at Moffat County High School. There, 25 percent of ninth- and tenth-graders performed at proficient or advanced levels.

Curtice said the low performance might not be a problem at the school or district level.

“I would think it’s a bigger question,” he said. “Why is the state only at 32 percent? It’s easy to say, ‘We’re at 25.’ But, what’s wrong with this test?

“In no other category is the state as low as it is in math.”

At the elementary school level, East Elementary School and Sandrock Elementary School showed strong growth compared to 2010.

Ridgeview Elementary School and Sandrock Elementary School showed declines over the previous year.

Craig Middle School showed modest performance growth compared to 2010. MCHS showed a decline.

Curtice, who assumed the role of assistant superintendent on July 1, said it’s too soon to discuss performance among individual schools. He said principals should have the opportunity to discuss the results with teachers beforehand.

Regarding mixed results for the district, Curtice said the administration in undaunted.

“Our quest as a district is to be better in everything we do,” he said. “And, when we get a chance, we’re going to go into depth and see how we can align our curriculum to be tighter and more focused for the best interest of all our students.”

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