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Preliminary TCAP results announced

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013




Courier staff writer

VALLEY — After months of preparing Valley third graders for the second year of Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) reading tests, many teachers and their students now have a reason to celebrate.

Out of the Valley’s 16 elementary schools, ten had applicable preliminary 2013 TCAP data, with three meeting or exceeding the state proficient and advanced average of 73.3 percent on the assessment: Sangre de Cristo (100 percent), Sanford (84.6 percent) and Sargent (78.8 percent). In 2012, six schools were ranked in the same category, meeting or exceeding 73.9 percent: Alamosa Elementary, La Jara Elementary, Manassa Elementary, Underwood Elementary, Haskins Elementary and Sangre de Cristo. In 2010, Sangre de Cristo only had 42 percent of its third graders reading at a proficient or advanced level, and Sanford rebounded from a 2012 all-time low of 63.2 percent.

“I would like to give congratulations to the entire team that worked extremely hard for our children,” said Sangre de Cristo Superintendent Brady Stagner. “These results are proof of the dedication that our teachers, students and principals have in Sangre de Cristo. Our (school) board has spent countless hours emphasizing the levels that can be achieved if everyone works together and has the high expectations.”

Sargent Superintendent Phil Compton offered similar sentiments.

“We were very proud of our staff and students in raising our scores 16 points,” said Compton, whose third grade 2012 scores were the lowest in the past four years. “Our third grade reading was an area of concern, so through the efforts of our principal and teachers, they were able to make significant gains. A job well done.”

The three Valley school districts with the lowest proficient and advanced average were Sierra Grande (52.9 percent), Bill Metz Elementary (52.4 percent) and Haskins Elementary (61.5 percent), which is up 33.5 percent from 2010, but down 14.1 percent from last year.

Monte Vista Superintendent Robert Webb said the 2013 results are “not where we expect they should be.”

“Staff will take these results and implement reading effectiveness strategies to the best of our ability,” Webb explained. “We have reached out to consultants and specialists to help us identify how we can most effectively work with these children. We place our trust in the expertise and guidance of these consultants as we strive to improve how we deliver reading instruction.”

Although Center’s numbers were down considerably, Center Superintendent George Welsh said the district was “very pleased to see that our elementary school turnaround efforts are maintaining vastly increased student performance outcomes.”

He added, “Taking into account that we are meeting the needs of a group of students whom 90 percent live below the poverty rate and greater than a 50 percent are English Language Learners, we are excited that if not for our 2012 result of 75 percent at or above proficient, this year’s score would have been our highest ever.”

North Conejos School District’s La Jara Elementary and Manassa Elementary saw a radical decrease in their 2013 scores, which could be attributed to the ongoing Colorado Department of Education (CDE) investigation of alleged violations on Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) tests during previous testing windows. La Jara Elementary 2013 results show only 64.7 percent of third graders in the proficient or advanced category, compared to 81.3 percent last year and 81 percent in 2011. Manassa Elementary third graders came in a 64.9 percent compared to 91.2 percent in 2012, 83 percent in 2011 and 98 percent in 2010.

Due to privacy laws, Guadalupe Elementary, Centennial Elementary, Lamb Elementary, Moffat Elementary and the Crestone Charter School Elementary will not release all of their result data because less than 16 students were tested. Guadalupe Elementary, however, also exceeded the 2013 state average, and increased its score 44 percent from last year.

“What an incredible achievement gain we have demonstrated,” said South Conejos School District Superintendent Michael Moore. “I am so pleased in our improvement and owe many thanks to various groups. I must give credit where credit is due and that is to our Elementary Principal Dr. Emily Romero, our entire elementary teaching staff, in particular 3rd grade teacher, Jessica Valdez, as well as the K-2 teachers who had taught this cohort of students previously.”

The test is based on the Colorado Model Content Standards and it is designed to ensure that all districts are held to the same challenging standards that Coloradans expect for their students regardless of whether they live in urban, suburban or rural areas.



2013 preliminary third grade TCAP scores



? Annual data is separated in each category by a comma: 2013 number of students tested/percent, 2012 number of students tested/percent, 2011 number of students tested/percent, 2010 number of students tested/percent. The third graders tested and the proficient and advanced percentages follow the same yearly pattern.

? Schools without data available (n/a) had less then 16 students test. The data is not available because of privacy laws.





Alamosa Elementary



Third graders tested: 148, 155, 152, 177



Unsatisfactory: 14 (third graders tested) (9.5 percent), 11 (7.1 percent), 9 (6 percent), 20 (11 percent)



Partially proficient: 30 (20.3 percent), 26 (16.8 percent), 36 (24 percent), 42 (24 percent)



Proficient: 97 (65.5 percent), 109 (70.3 percent), 98 (64 percent), 110 (62 percent)



Advanced: 7 (4.7 percent), 9 (5.8 percent), 9 (6 percent), 5 (3 percent)



Proficient and advanced: 70.3 percent, 76.1 percent, 70 percent, 65 percent







Sangre de Cristo Elementary School



Third graders tested: 30, 19, 28, 24



Unsatisfactory: 0, 0, 4 (14 percent), 3 (13 percent)



Partially proficient: 0, 4 (21.1 percent), 9 (32 percent), 10 (42 percent)



Proficient: 29 (96.7 percent),12 (63.2 percent), 14 (50 percent), 10 (42 percent)



Advanced: 1 (3.3 percent), 2 (10.5 percent), 1 (4 percent), 0



Proficient and advanced: 100 percent, 73.7 percent, 54 percent, 42 percent







La Jara Elementary School



Third graders tested: 68, 32, 27, 34



Unsatisfactory: 8 (11.8 percent), 1 (3.1 percent), 0, 0



Partially proficient: 16 (23.5 percent) , 5 (15.6 percent), 5 (19 percent), 3 (9 percent)



Proficient: 39 (57.4 percent), (24 (75 percent), 22 (81 percent), 24 (71 percent)



Advanced: 5 (7.4 percent), 2 (6.3 percent), 0, 7 (21 percent)



Proficient and advanced: 64.7 percent, 81.3 percent, 81 percent, 42 percent







Manassa Elementary School



Third graders tested: 37, 34, 35, 46



Unsatisfactory: 5 (13.5 percent), 1 (2.9 percent), 0, 0



Partially proficient: 8 (21.6 percent), 2 (5.9 percent), 6 (17 percent), 0



Proficient: 21 (56.8 percent), 26 (76.5 percent), 22 (63 percent), 41 (89 percent)



Advanced: 3 (8.1 percent), 5 (14.7 percent), 7 (20 percent), 4 (9 percent)



Proficient and advanced: 64. 9 percent, 91.2 percent, 83 percent, 98 percent







Sanford Elementary School



Third graders tested: 26, 19, 27, 33



Unsatisfactory: 2 (7.7 percent),1 (5.3 percent), 1 (4 percent), 4 (12 percent)



Partially proficient: 2 (7.7 percent), 6 (31.6 percent), 2 (7 percent), 6 (18 percent)



Proficient: 22 (84.6 percent), 12 (63.2 percent), 24 (89 percent), 21 (64 percent)



Advanced: 0, 0, 0, 1 (3 percent)



Proficient and advanced: 84.6 percent, 63.2 percent, 89 percent, 67 percent







Guadalupe Elementary School (South Conejos)



Third graders tested: n/a, 14, 20, 20



Unsatisfactory: n/a, n/a, 2 (10 percent), 1 (5 percent)



Partially proficient: n/a, n/a, 3 (15 percent), 4 (20 percent)



Proficient: n/a, n/a, 14 (70 percent), 14 (70 percent)



Advanced: n/a, n/a, 7 (5 percent), 1 (5 percent)



Proficient and advanced: n/a, n/a, 75 percent, 75 percent







Centennial Elementary School



Third graders tested: n/a, 11, 19, 13



Unsatisfactory: n/a, n/a, 3 (16 percent), n/a



Partially proficient: n/a, n/a 16 (8 percent), n/a



Proficient: n/a, n/a, 8 (42 percent), n/a



Advanced: n/a, n/a, 0 (0 percent), n/a



Proficient and advanced: n/a, n/a, 42 percent, n/a







Sierra Grande Elementary School



Third graders tested: 17, 31, 13, 18



Unsatisfactory: 4 (23.5 percent), 5 (16.1 percent), n/a, 0



Partially proficient: 4 (23.5 percent), 6 (19.4 percent), n/a, 5 (28 percent)



Proficient: 9 (52.9 percent), 19 (61.3 percent), n/a, 12 (67 percent)



Advanced: 0, 1 (3.2 percent), n/a, 1 (6 percent)



Proficient and advanced: 52.9 percent, 65.5 percent, n/a, 72 percent







Sargent Elementary School



Third graders tested: 33, 43, 40, 37



Unsatisfactory: 4 (12.1 percent), 6 (14 percent), 2 (5 percent), 3 (8 percent)



Partially proficient: 3 (9.1 percent), 9 (20.9 percent), 7 (18 percent), 3 (8 percent)



Proficient: 22 (66.7 percent), 26 (60.5 percent), 29 (73 percent), 30 (81 percent)



Advanced: 4 (12.1 percent), 1 (2.3 percent), 2 (5 percent), 1 (3 percent)



Proficient and advanced: 78.8 percent, 62.8 percent, 78 percent, 84 percent







Lamb Elementary (Creede)



Third graders tested: n/a, 7, 7, 7



Unsatisfactory: n/a



Partially proficient: n/a



Proficient: n/a



Advanced: n/a



Proficient and advanced: n/a







Underwood Elementary School (Del Norte)



Third graders tested: 29, 36, 43, 55



Unsatisfactory: 0, 1 (2.8 percent), 1 (2 percent), 9 (16 percent)



Partially proficient: 9 (31 percent), 2 (5.6 percent), 6 (14 percent), 11 (20 percent)



Proficient: 18 (62.1 percent), 32 (88.9 percent), 35 (81 percent), 34 (62 percent)



Advanced: 2 (6.9 percent), 1 (2.8 percent), 1 (2 percent), 1 (2 percent)



Proficient and advanced: 69 percent, 91.7 percent, 84 percent, 64 percent







Bill Metz Elementary School (Monte Vista)



Third graders tested: 84, 82, 76, 81



Unsatisfactory: 17 (20.2 percent), 14 (17.1 percent), 10 (13 percent), 15 (19percent)



Partially proficient: 23 (27.4 percent), 21 (25.6 percent), 21 (28 percent), 25 (31 percent)



Proficient: 41 (48.8 percent), 46 (56.1 percent), 42 (55 percent), 41 (51 percent)



Advanced: 3 (3.6) percent, 1 (1.2 percent), 3 (4 percent), 0



Proficient and advanced: 52. 4 percent, 57.3 percent, 59 percent, 51 percent







Mountain Valley



Third graders tested: n/a, 12, 14, 9



Unsatisfactory: n/a



Partially proficient: n/a



Proficient: n/a



Advanced: n/a



Proficient and advanced: n/a







Crestone Charter



Third graders tested: n/a, 4, 6, 5



Unsatisfactory: n/a



Partially proficient: n/a



Proficient: n/a



Advanced: n/a



Proficient and advanced: n/a







Moffat Elementary



Third graders tested: n/a, 10, 4, 9



Unsatisfactory: n/a



Partially proficient: n/a



Proficient: n/a



Advanced: n/a



Proficient and advanced: n/a







Haskin Elementary (Center)



Third graders tested: 39, 45, 54, 36



Unsatisfactory: 2 (5.1 percent), 3 (6.7 percent), 11 (20 percent), 10 (28 percent)



Partially proficient: 13 (33.3 percent), 8 (17.8 percent), 21 (39 percent), 16 (44 percent)



Proficient: 23 (59 percent), 33 (73.3 percent), 29 (39 percent), 10 (28 percent)



Advanced: 1 (2.6 percent), 1 (2.2 percent), 1 (1 percent), 0



Proficient and advanced: 61.5 percent, 75.6 percent, 41 percent, 28 percent












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