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Steamboat Springs Schools’ strong academic performance continues

Steamboat Springs Schools’ strong academic performance continues

Once again, students in Steamboat Springs schools have scored at high levels of proficiency significantly above state averages.

According to results for the Colorado Department of Education’s 2014 State Assessments in reading, writing and mathematics, Steamboat Springs students are demonstrating academic growth that places them above state averages.

Scores on the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program assessment include the performance of students from Strawberry Park Elementary School, Soda Creek Elementary School, the North Routt Community Charter School, Steamboat Springs Middle School, Steamboat Springs High School and Yampa Valley High School. Scores are based on students reaching proficiency in each of the content areas of reading, writing and math.

In 2014, local students ranged from 83 to 93 percent of students at any grade level achieving proficiency or above, with scores ranging from 11 to 24 points above state averages. In writing, the results showed between 66 and 84 percent of all students ranking proficient or above (15 and 27 points above state averages); and in math, between 56 and 87 percent ranked proficient and above range (13 and 28 points above state averages).

“The results of our proficiency scores continue to demonstrate the high quality of education that the students in our district receive,” Director of Teaching and Learning Marty Lamansky said. “The scores are one of many indicators of the high level of expectation of our staff, students, parents and community.”

Growth data — based on the academic progress of students as they move up in each grade level and expressed as a median growth percentile, with 50 considered typical — shows Steamboat Springs School District students exceeding that mark in all three content areas of math, reading and writing. The district considers the growth statistic as one of the most important indicators of student success as it demonstrates how students are progressing as they move through grade levels.

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