Archive for Thursday, February 5, 2004

Students did well on tests

February 5, 2004

Nearly 200 Basehor-Linwood School District students scored at an advanced level on the Kansas assessment tests taken last spring, school district administrators announced this week.

Bill Hatfield, Basehor-Linwood School District assistant superintendent, said to score at the advanced level, students scored "in essence, an A or a B," in areas tested on the assessments.

Each year, students take state tests to assess their knowledge in math, science, social studies and reading. The tests are "a very rigorous assessment, by all accounts," Hatfield said.

A per-school breakdown of students scoring at the advanced level is shown below:

  • 30 students at Basehor Elementary School.
  • 33 students at Basehor-Linwood High School.
  • 74 students at Basehor-Linwood Middle School.
  • 31 students at Linwood Elementary School.
  • 29 students at Basehor-Linwood Virtual School.

Absent from the list are students from Glenwood Ridge Elementary School. The Kansas Department of Education invalidated assessment scores of all students from Glenwood Ridge after learning of improper testing procedures.

Regardless, Hatfield said the district is impressed with the performance of the 197 students who scored at the advanced levels on the state assessments.

"There are just a lot of positives in those numbers," Hatfield said.

The students will be honored by their schools and given a certificate of achievement from the state, Hatfield said.

Students in the fourth, fifth, seventh and 10th grades will take the Kansas assessments this year. The testing process will begin this month and end in early April.

Students in all grade levels, beginning with first grade, will take national standardized tests.

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