[Audio] Pine City Schools: Reading Good, Math Needs Work

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 at 5:06 am
Stacy Kosciolek, Outcomes Services Manager for the St. Croix River Education District

Stacy Kosciolek, Outcomes Services Manager for the St. Croix River Education District

Reading test scores of Pine City students continue to improve, according to numbers from Stacy Kosciolek, who is the Outcomes Services Manager for the St. Croix River Education District. Kosciolek does say the district needs to improve when it comes to Math. She presented the 2007-2008 Academic Outcomes Report to the school board, Monday.

The report summarizes the results of three major types of academic assessments, given to Pine City school district students during the 2007-2008 school year.

Stacy Kosciolek:

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Superintendent Darwin Bostic:

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Reading

Pine City’s results on the MCA-II Reading test in 2008 were above the state in grades 4,5, and 10

On the 10th grade GRAD Reading test in 2008, the percent of Pine City students passing on their first attempt was higher than the state average

On the MAP Reading test, in the 2007-2008 school year, grades 2, 3, 5, and 6 met the district goal of 60% of students meeting their individual growth goal. In addition, all of the elementary grades demonstrate an increasing trend in the percent of students meeting their individual growth goal across the past five years.

Mathematics

On th MCA-II Math test in 2008, Pine City results were above the state in grade 11

On the MAP Mathematics test in the 2007-2008 school year, grades 2,3,5, and 6 were above the district goal of 60% of students meeting their individual growth goals.

On the Math Applications measure, over the past four years, grades 4 and 5 have shown an upward trend in the percent of students meeting Tier 1 targets and a decreasing trend in the percent of students performing at the Tier III level.

Writing/Language Use

The percent of Pine City 9th grade students who passed the GRAD writing test on the first attempt was slightly above the state in 2007 and slightly below in 2008

On the MAP Language Usage test, in the 2007-2008 school year, grades 4 and 6 exceeded the district goal of 60% of students meeting their individual growth goal. Also in 2007-2008, student growth in grades 4 and 6 was above the national average in every quartile.

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