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New State Test Scores Improve For Nevada County

Students have now completed two years of the new state testing system. And the lastest results show that 52-percent of Nevada County students have met or exceeded the stricter state standard for English Language Arts and Literacy, compared to 44-percent a year ago. That’s for 3rd through 8th graders and 11th graders. For math, it was only 38-percent, but it was just 33-percent the year before. The superintendent of the Pleasant Ridge Elementary School District, the second-largest in the area, is Rusty Clark. He says the new system is not just multiple choice, like the STAR tests were…

click to listen Rusty Clark

Clark says the new format is also more adaptive…

click to listen to Rusty Clark

Clark says it’s not only knowledge, but how students use new skill sets. The State Department of Education says 73-percent of Nevada County test-takers are near or above the standard for thinking logically and expressing their thoughts, in order to solve a problem.

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