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Kemper Elementary jumps to top state rating

Kemper Elementary spent five years with the lowest state accreditation rating — “turnaround.” This year, parents, teachers and administrators turned it around in a big way, jumping from the lowest...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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How Natives are building a new generation of schools

In one Albuquerque charter school, students read mostly Native American authors until the eleventh grade. In western New Mexico, Navajo students harvest corn as a class project. And in Santa Clara...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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School board revisits testing, improvement status

It’s a crucial year for the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District, as officials seek to gain an improved accreditation level from the Colorado Department of Education. Re-1 has been rated at the...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dolores schools’ test scores drop

Second-year results of a new state assessment test for Dolores Schools showed an overall drop in scores, but improved scores for some grades. Of the test scores released, all but one were below the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mancos Schools working on alternative to state tests

As schools across Colorado are preparing for state standardized testing in March and April, most students in Mancos will likely not take part. Mancos School District RE-6, and nine other rural...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Test scores below state average

In a new state assessment test, Dolores elementary students scored below the state-wide average in math and language arts. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango’s public schools good, but good enough?

The results from the first go-round of testing on Common Core standards have been issued, and Durango School District 9-R students consistently surpassed state averages on language arts. Math...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

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Cortez students lag state test results

Cortez students at every grade level lag average Colorado scores by nearly 20 percentage points in meeting or exceeding expectations in English and math, according to test results from the 2014-15...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Dolores test scores fall below state average

First-year results of a new state assessment test for Dolores Schools have been released. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test measures student academics...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hickenlooper signs student-testing bill

DENVER – Hailed as the most significant piece of legislation this year, Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed a measure that reduces student testing in the state. The issue has been surrounded...

DATE: May 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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School testing bill is OK’d

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday sent student-testing reform to the governor after months of wrangling that crossed all sides of the political spectrum. The Legislature narrowed the debate...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Passing grade for student testing?

DENVER - Colorado lawmakers Monday night appeared to have reached a compromise on student-testing reform efforts that they believe could receive a passing grade. The House gave initial approval to...

DATE: May 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Ds - news