By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the Kansas City Public School’s MAP test scores this week. While they claim a five percent increase in scores that include reading there was a decline in math and Science scores.
KCPS scores were 32 percent proficient or advanced in English, 22 percent in math, 23 percent in science and 39 percent in Social Studies.
By comparison they fell behind the Hickman Mills school district. In Hickman Mills, 33 percent of students scored proficient or advanced in English, 24 percent in math, 27 percent in science and 48 percent in Social Studies.
Blue Springs scored the highest of any District in the area with scores ranging from 54.7 percent to 88.1 percent in the same subjects and with the same MAP tests taken by students all over the state.
Of course Lincoln College Prep remained the crown jewel of all of the schools in the state of Missouri.
Last year’s test was aligned with Common Core standards. Missouri lawmakers didn’t like that and they ordered that a different standardized test be given next year. DESE created several committees to work on standards and testing for next year.
Although the District remains optimistic about the progress, as they will still seek full accreditation, there are some parents in the community that are disappointed who the District did not produce on the projections stated by former Superintendent R. Stephen Green who recently left the District to take a better paying position in Decatur, Ga.
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