The school year has barely started, but even so, administrators in the Brush School District already are looking at test scores.
At last Tuesday night's meeting of the Brush Board of Education (BOE), Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michelle Johnstone reported several celebrations in regards to 2012 TCAP test scores, now available through Alpine Achievement, a data warehouse featuring NWEA, TCAP and DIBELS scores.
According to Dr. Johnstone, increases have been seen in third grade reading, writing and math for the number of students scoring proficient and advanced. Additionally, she explained, this is the first group of students to have gone through the all-day kindergarten program.
Students in fourth, eighth and 10 grade increased in reading, scoring proficient and advanced, by seven percent. "In eighth grade, this is the highest in four years," the superintendent explained, adding, "And our 10th grade students outperformed the state by nine percent."