On the whole, you see a lot of red numbers on this table. I highlighted in red subject scores that dropped from 2011 to 2012 click to enlarge. For example, the Grid says DeSoto High kids passed comm arts at a 88. As we look at these results, we see the challenges but we know what is possible. These grids do not contain 2012 information, presumably because of the aforementioned waiver. But Jefferson County, Kentucky's largest school district with about 97,000 students, lagged behind the state overall in the percentage of students at all levels who scored proficient or distinguished.
In Jefferson County, the four-year graduation rate increased from 80. One 8 year old explained how students use the squares to learn multiplication, using two rows of five squares as an example. The two Hillsboro-area schools, Hillsboro and Grandview, brought up the rear along with the kids at Sunrise. Still, we know there is much work to be done if we are to continue progressing toward becoming the best urban school district in the country. Reading scores increased at the elementary and high school levels and generally stayed the same for middle school.
Meanwhile, the state won't attempt to rank schools in order of achievement as they have in past years. Percentage of Non-Underserved Students Who Are Proficient 33. I believe our Academies of Louisville initiative will help increase transition readiness, and we have strategies in place with our racial equity policy to help close the achievement gap with our students. See the bottom of page 2 for a legend that deciphers the many notations on the report. DeSoto had the second-biggest drop from 2011 to 2012, behind Grandview, which dropped 30 points and down to last place.
Math scores were up for all students from elementary to high school levels. . The index determined which types of medals gold, silver or bronze were awarded to top-performing schools. This tells us how kids do on the tests, regardless of groupings. These schools scored in the top 95 percent of all Kentucky schools. These tests serve as a way for us to compare districts. Let me start with some linkage.
Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries. I then summed English and Math scores, from the Post-Dispatch database, to come up with a total for 2011 and 2012, and calculated the change between years. State Test Performance Index 48. We will move this district forward. Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Pitney Bowes and are subject to change. Underserved Student Performance This measures the proficiency on state exams among typically underperforming subgroups.
Maybe there are some adjustments that are done to the Grid numbers. Gap Between School and State Among Underserved Students -6. The next best schools in this regard were Northwest, which made the grade for 9 of 14 groups, and Festus, which did for 6 of 10. School Districts Near Jefferson County R-1 School District About the ratings: GreatSchools ratings are based on a comparison of test results for all schools in the state. I think it's a real travesty. Fox was again in second, and DeSoto they of the plummeted to fourth due to a big drop in passing math scores.
Relatively low reading scores among third graders continue to trouble education officials because that's a benchmark of a child's future success in school. The district fell just short of the objective set by the Kentucky Department of Education. Acceptable scores vary from institution to institution, with the higher tier schools requiring higher scores for acceptance. Overall Student Performance This measures overall student performance on state exams. Advertisement Reading scores increased at the elementary and high school levels and generally stayed the same for middle school.
The district fell just short of the objective set by the Kentucky Department of Education. Director of Secondary Education for Jefferson County Schools, Ruth Pohlman, stated that the upward trend in student scores is encouraging and points to the initiatives that Jefferson County High School has taken to bolster academic achievement. Math scores were up for all students from elementary to high school levels. I sorted the schools based on their 2012 sum, best to worst. The graduation rate in Jefferson County R-1 School District is 77%.
The newcomer to the county, Jefferson High, placed third in its third year of existence I believe. All parents will get individual results for students from their school districts within the next several weeks. That includes 62 elementary schools, 16 middle schools, and 17 high schools. But some of this is still confusing, so I appreciate any insight you can provide in the comments. Gap Between Underserved and Non-Underserved Students -1.
That allows teachers to assess areas where students need help and design instruction for their needs, she said, a system on display in a third-grade classroom this week at Portland Elementary where small groups of students were sorting colored squares into groups and solving math problems based on them. The Class Composite for 2013 graduates was 19. It is hard to evaluate anything without having something to compare it to, and because of these scores, we can compare. Student scores are broken down by race, ethnicity, disability, limited English, and free lunch status. Also tells you if each subgroup met the standard or not. News were the second step in determining which schools received a medal.