state test scores http://www.kplu.org en Superintendent: Wash. Student Test Scores Flat in 2013 http://www.kplu.org/post/superintendent-wash-student-test-scores-flat-2013 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Student test scores in Washington state are relatively flat this year.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>State Superintendent Randy Dorn said Monday that some grades and subjects showed small improvements while others saw small declines. He said the achievement gap between kids of different ethnic and economic groups remained persistent.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:43:53 +0000 Mike Baker 9756 at http://www.kplu.org Superintendent: Wash. Student Test Scores Flat in 2013 Struggling students have mixed results in Title I program http://www.kplu.org/post/struggling-students-have-mixed-results-title-i-program <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982182.mp3</p><p>Some students with the lowest test scores in Washington have made big gains over the past few years, while others have fallen farther behind.</p><p>Researchers found <a href="http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=KoberMcMurrerSilva%5FFullReport%5FTitleI%5F080111%2Epdf">a mixed bag when they looked at the Title I program</a>, a federal effort to help disadvantaged kids.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 01:05:38 +0000 Charla Bear 2333 at http://www.kplu.org Struggling students have mixed results in Title I program Many Washington kids not ready for Kindergarten http://www.kplu.org/post/many-washington-kids-not-ready-kindergarten <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-946636.mp3</p><p>Nearly a third of children in Washington <a href="http://www.del.wa.gov/publications/development/docs/WaKIDS_Report011511.pdf">don’t appear to be ready for kindergarten</a>.&nbsp; And more than half aren’t likely to have necessary language skills.&nbsp; The findings come from the <a href="http://www.del.wa.gov/development/kindergarten/pilot.aspx">state’s first attempt to assess some of its youngest students.&nbsp;</a></p><p>The assessment, called WaKIDS, includes evaluations of four domains:</p><p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:10:04 +0000 Charla Bear 563 at http://www.kplu.org Many Washington kids not ready for Kindergarten Another Tacoma middle school joins list of low-performers http://www.kplu.org/post/another-tacoma-middle-school-joins-list-low-performers <p>Half of Tacoma's middle schools now rank among the lowest-performing in the state. Baker Middle School is the fifth to land the dubious distinction.</p><p>The bright side? Low-scoring schools become eligible for federal grants intended to help turn things around.&nbsp;</p><p>The News Tribune's Debbie Cafazzo reports Baker's student scores&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/01/13/1500285/5th-middle-school-joins-low-scorer.html">may reflect their challenges at home</a>:</p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:45:19 +0000 KPLU News Staff 527 at http://www.kplu.org Another Tacoma middle school joins list of low-performers