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posted Oct 6, 2015, 10:15 AM by website team   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 10:15 AM ]

Last spring students took a new form of the state assessment.  Those results were compiled and new performance levels and/or “cut scores were developed.  District level, building level, and individual student results from the state assessments will be released in the coming months.  Results for the state of Kansas as a whole were released a few weeks ago.  Additional information will be provided in the coming months regarding state assessment results. 

            The Kansas College and Career Ready standards have raised the bar on what students should know and be able to demonstrate in order to be successful after high school.  We support the new standards because they better address the rigor and skills needed to prepare for today’s students for success in college and careers.  We know that whether our students want to go to college or straight into the work place, they need to be able to think critically and solve complex problems.  Ensuring that our students have these tools empowers parents and students, because it gives them the ability to make choices about their future and make the most of their opportunities. 

            By 2020, it is estimated that 71% of all jobs in Kansas will require some post-secondary education.  Today, only 52% of Kansans have “some” post-secondary education.  We have to get more students completing some post-secondary education in order to meet the needs of the Kansas’ workforce and we believe these standards will help get us there.  Have a great week and remember…It’s A Great Day to Be a Bulldog!

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website team,
Oct 6, 2015, 10:15 AM