2014 CMAS RESULTS - SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT
A REASON TO CELEBRATE
The results for the new online science scores were just released and the students did very well in the two tested grades (fifth and eighth). In fact, some schools did awesome! District wide, our fifth and eighth grade students scored well above the state average. However, when comparing the scores of our students who have been with us for at least a year, our fifth graders scored 26% above the state average and our eighth graders scored a staggering 44% above the state average.
Mountainside Elementary and Fountain Middle School both scored 47% above the state average. Mesa Elementary was next at 44%, while Weikel, Jordahl, Aragon elementary schools, and Carson Middle School exceeded 30% above the state average. The above percentages represent the scores for students who have been with us at least a year. This is proof that students who are with us even for just one year are performing very well in science.
Science has recently been a strength, but these results exceed the performance over the past few years when compared to the state average. We were all concerned about the new format of online assessments and increased rigor level. However, our kids were well prepared and we were well prepared for the administration of the new assessment.
Social Studies was state assessed for the first time last spring and our results indicate we have a lot of work to do. Fourth and seventh grade students were tested and scored right at the state average in fourth grade, and below the state average in seventh grade. Four elementary schools – Eagleside, Weikel, Jordahl, and Mesa – scored above the state average.
Congratulations to all of the staff and students who take on this challenge every day! We all know that what we do for our students can have a life-long impact no matter how long we have children in our District.
Employee Wellness Event…Bowling!
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Fountain Valley Bowl (Hwy 85/87)
All staff are welcome! You may form teams (max of 5 per team) or come on your own and we’ll find a team for you. The event includes 3 games plus shoe rental, all for FREE.
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Professional Development Opportunities
Town - Fountain Middle School
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Thursday, Nov. 13
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Post - Abrams Elementary
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 3
Monday, Dec. 8