2014 TCAP Scores Show Positive Trends & Need for Continued Focus

The State of Colorado has released 2014 standardized test results for all Colorado school districts. Two different kinds of data are released: status scores, which tell whether students are proficient in a given subject, and growth scores, which tell whether students are making adequate growth year to year. As a district, we are proud of the growth shown in some areas of our TCAP results, and we recognize the need for ongoing improvement to make sure that our students are becoming academically proficient and making adequate growth from year to year.

We continue to put reforms in place that will increase the number of students across the district whose status scores are proficient or advanced. For the following grades and subject areas, more Lake County students achieved a TCAP rating of proficient or advanced in 2014 as compared to last year: 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade reading; 10th grade math; and 8th and 9th grade writing.

Our TCAP student growth scores likewise show some positive trends. We get growth scores for grades 4th-10th. Lake County’s TCAP growth is above the state median growth in these overall areas:

Reading: 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th grades
Math: 5th, 9th and 10th grades
Writing:  5th, 9th and 10th grades

Lake County’s median growth scores were higher than last year’s median growth scores in these areas:

Reading: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grades
Math: 4th, 5th, 9th and 10th grades
Writing: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grades

More detailed TCAP results are available on SchoolView: http://www.cde.state.co.us/schoolview

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