The percentage of Colorado third-graders reading at grade level rebounded this year after falling in 2010, according to results released May 10 by state officials.
Across the state, 73 percent of third-graders achieved at proficient or advanced levels on exams given in February this year, up from 70 percent last year.
Most large districts saw increases in reading proficiency, including a 5-point gain in Denver. But the biggest success story may be Mapleton Public Schools, which saw a 13-point gain from 2010 to 2011.
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- Click any district name and hit Search to bring up all schools in that district and to see district totals.
- Looking for statewide totals for comparison? Click in the “School district” name box and scroll down to “State totals.”
- To compare schools or districts, hit “Ctrl” and click on as many names as you’d like to see.
- To rank search results, click on a column heading. For example, if you’re looking at several schools and want to easily see which had the highest proficiency rate in 2011, click on the column heading “% Proficient and Advanced 2011.” Click once and it sorts lowest to highest – click twice to see highest to lowest.
- Clicking the “Details” button brings up more information about the 2009, 2010 and 2011 third-grade CSAP scores.
- Only schools with at least 16 third-graders receiving CSAP scores are included; the state withholds data for fewer students to protect their privacy. If you cannot find a school or you see blanks in your school’s history, that typically means not enough students took the exams that year to disclose results.
- Results of the Spanish-language exams are now included in the database, denoted by “Spanish” after the district or school name. Note that at least three schools have results for the Spanish exam but not the English exam, such as Bryant-Webster K-8 in Denver.
- Results of the Colorado Student Assessment Program come in four levels – unsatisfactory is the lowest level, then partially proficient, proficient and advanced, the highest level. Typically, a student scoring proficient or advanced is considered to be performing at or above grade level.
- Poverty rate refers to the number of students in a school or district who are eligible for federal meal assistance. It is a widely used indicator of student poverty.
- Can’t find a school? Think your school data is in error? Email us at EdNews@EdNewsColorado.org and we’ll check it out.
- Prefer your data in a spreadsheet format? Click on this Colorado Department of Education link to 2011 third-grade CSAP reading scores.
- For more trend data among the state’s largest districts, see this EdNews’ story about 2010 results.
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