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Board to reveal meaning of state’s test results

By JOSH NICHOLS

Daily Press writer

When the first ever Colorado School Accountability reports were released Sept. 12., two Moffat County schools scored high, five were average and one scored low, according to Interim Superintendent Pete Bergmann.

At tonight’s Moffat County School District Board of Education meeting, Bergmann will explain what the scores mean and “bring the board up to speed” on how the results are going to be used in school improvement plans.

“I am going to share the information and give a plan of how we will get input from school improvement committees,” he said.

The accountability reports were based on student’s Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) results.

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When the School Accountability Report (SAR) results were released, Bergmann said the ratings were not as high as the district would like to see them.

Math is an area that has been targeted for improvement, which is why a “Math Task Force” has been formed to evaluate the program and instructional strategies.

The “Math Task Force” will also be explained at the meeting.

Bergmann added that he thought some errors showed up on the accountability reports and he hoped to address and explain those at the meeting.

In other school board business, Randy Phelps, administrator at The Memorial Hospital, will give a report on the hospital’s intentions to purchase land currently owned by the school to be used in a construction project for a new hospital facility.

A contract with Colorado Northwestern Community College in regard to eight dual enrollment classes that are offered this year will also be discussed.

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