Tests, Tests and More Tests!
Monday, December 04, 2006 11:15 PM

Schools receive three stars for making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and additional stars for performance above NCLB requirements. Individual student scores will be mailed home by the district; the date is yet to be determined.

In the Fall of 2006, our third through seventh grade students took the district Computerized Achievement Level Test (CALT).  This is the second year that students have taken the tests on the computer. The CALT measures both this year’s reading and math skills as well as how much your child has grown from last year.  Fifty-two percent of students at LHCS made more than one year’s growth in math; 67% of students at LHCS made more than one year’s growth in reading. The national norm for making one year’s growth is 50%. Families received individual student scores last week in the mail.

In the Fall of 2006, our eighth graders took the EXPLORE test. This test closely ties to the achievement tests in the ACT, which is broadly used for college entrance and placement
decisions.  On the overall score, 78% of our eighth graders are in the top quartile compared to 25% of eighth graders in the nation.