Archive for Thursday, August 14, 2003

Making the grade

Department of Education report card gives Basehor-Linwood favorable review

August 14, 2003

Newly released figures by the Kansas Department of Education indicate that the majority of Basehor-Linwood School District schools have shown the necessary adequate-yearly-progress (AYP) required under the federally mandated, No Child Left Behind Act.

Only the Basehor-Linwood Virtual Charter School, an on-line school in which students complete course work via the Internet, failed to reach their necessary AYP, according to the department of education.

Test results are taken from assessments in the spring.

At the elementary school level, fifth-grade students were tested in reading, fourth-grade students in math and science and sixth-grade students were tested in social studies. At the middle school level, seventh grade students were tested in math and science and eighth grade students were tested in reading and social studies.

High school sophomores were tested in science and math, juniors took assessments in reading and social studies.

The following is a breakdown of results from each school, according to information released by the department of education.

  • Basehor Elementary School: BES students scoring at a proficient level or above has increased in math and social studies and are higher than that of the state's average; student scores proficient or above decreased in science and reading.
  • Glenwood Ridge Elementary School: The number of students operating at a level of proficient or above increased in science, social studies, reading and math. The scores are higher than that state average.

Glenwood Ridge achieved standards of state excellence in reading math and science.

  • Linwood Elementary School also received high marks in social studies, science, reading and math as students scored at proficient levels or above and higher than the state average. The school reached state standards of excellence in math and social studies.
  • Basehor-Linwood Middle School: Middle school scores in social studies, science, reading and math were all above proficient levels and higher than the state average.
  • Basehor-Linwood High School: At the high school, student scores showed an increase in subjects such as social studies and math, but a decrease in science and reading. Averages for all subject ranked higher than the state's.

The only school in Leavenworth County that didn't meet its AYP was the Leavenworth School District.

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