We receive the third grade TCAP reading scores in the spring, while the remainder of the TCAP scores arrive early August. We will share those results with you in the fall.
Our third grade TCAP scores were released last week, and we have lots of great news to share with you. First of all, thank you to all our third grade students for their hard work all year long as well as on this assessment. Thanks to the great staff we have here at McAuliffe that prepared our students to do well on this assessment.
Last Wednesday was an article highlighting some information. It highlighted McAuliffe in a few statements, but we wanted to share with you some additional highlights.
The first look at the data is often times just the percent of students that scores proficient and advanced. We had 84% of the students score in this range. Then we begin to look at the data in different ways and dissect the data, looking at it from many different angles, identifying for us some strengths of our school as well as some areas of need for us to focus on next year.
One area of strength was our percent advanced. We had 21% of our students score in the advanced ranged. To give you a frame of reference for this- there are 940 elementary schools in the state of Colorado that took the third grade TCAP. If you put the schools in order of percent scoring advanced, McAuliffe is 35th in the entire state, tieing one elementary school in Ft Collins. No other school in all of northern Colorado had a higher percent of students scoring advanced.
This is just one example of the work our staff does to move all students to” reach for and realize our potential” as our mission states.
Wrapping up the Year
Next Wednesday, May 22nd is our last day of school. We will have one more newsletter that goes home next Tuesday, and then students will bring home their report cards on Wednesday, May 22nd.
On that last day of school, we also have a move-up time from 9:00-9:30. This is an opportunity for students to meet their new teacher for the fall as well as their classmates. We invite all students to participate in this, allowing them to go into the summer break knowing their teacher and excited to be in their classroom.
Wes Tuttle, Principal