SCORES--MATH GRADES TESTED IN 338 IA SCHOOL DISTRICTS, 2014-2015

9-13-15

Greetings Governor Branstad, Dept. of Education Director, Ryan Wise and all--

The district test scores herein are the first ever reported by grade level, for all Iowa schools tested in reading.  2014-2015 test scores for grades tested in 338 Iowa school districts were provided by the Department of Education (DE) as requested, and are provided by Iowalive in the table below, in district alphabetical order.  

The DE redacted scores for some districts and grades to prevent personal identification of top scoring students in small classes

This is most curious since in athletics, scores for the top athletes are routinely posted and reported in newspapers!!  It is also curious that reading scores are excluded for students not enrolled in a district for a full year.   This is not the case for athletes who spend less than a full year in a district.  It strongly appears educators are trying to hide student academic achievement, as if it doesn’t matter, or is shameful.   

Please note that the Grand Total, and a few other scores, posted  herein might differ slightly from those released by the DE Report Card, because of above exclusions. 

Last year’s math rankings are posted on website  http://www.iowalive.net/honestaveragemathrank.htm    if you want to make more comparisons. 

There are 3 National Percentile Rank (NPR) Proficiency Standard levels shown in the table below.  The 41st , claimed and reported in Iowa, is the lowest in the Midwest.  The 65th is the National standard used by most U. S. schools.  It is the level considered by NCLB to be at National grade level.   The 95th is the standard comparable to International schools. 

The Iowa Department of Education and Governor Vilsack fought the feds for nearly a year and adopted the pathetic 41st NPR Iowa standard.  This means Iowa students are bogusly claimed expert when scoring 9 percentage points BELOW the national average.  Governor Branstad and DE Director Ryan Wise could raise it to the 65th or 95th NPR in a day, if they really cared about Iowa kids.   Local school boards could do the same for each district, but they won’t!  They don't want anyone to know the honest score!

The NPR Proficiency standards are discussed in more detail on website:  HOW & WHY IOWA ADOPTED THE  LOWEST STUDENT PROFICIENCY STANDARD IN MIDWEST  http://www.iowalive.net/baxterperformance.htm  and OVER 90% OF IOWA STUDENTS CAN'T COMPETE INTERNATIONALLY

TABLE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT & GRADE LEVEL SCORES  FOR ONLY THOSE STUDENTS TESTED AND REPORTED IN MATH

There is no correlation between number tested and percent proficient, so school, grade and class size are not factors.

The Percent Below Grade Level in the Table Would be Retained in Grade if Treated as 3rd Graders Will be Treated in 2016

MATH PROFICIENCY--2014-2015.  NA = SMALL CLASS SIZE OR REDACTED TO PREVENT IDENTIFICATION OF TOP STUDENTS.  EXCLUDES STUDENTS NOT ENROLLED IN A DISTRICT FOR A FULL YEAR, AS IF THEY DON'T MATTER.  Source:  Iowa Dept. of Education  & Iowalive  9-10-15 
School District Average and Each Grade Level Tested Number Full Academic Year Tested *Percent Claimed Proficient at Pathetic 41st  NPR Iowa Grade Level Percent Proficient at 65th NPR National Grade Level Percent Below National Grade Level Percent Below 95th NPR International Grade Level
Adair-Casey CSD 169 82.25 55.62 44.38 89.35
3 18 83.33 61.11 38.89 94.44
4 26 88.46 65.38 34.62 76.92
5 24 83.33 66.67 33.33 87.50
6 17 94.12 52.94 47.06 94.12
7 23 82.61 43.48 56.52 91.30
8 22 59.09 45.45 54.55 90.91
10 14 78.57 50.00 50.00 85.71
11 25 88.00 56.00 44.00 96.00
Adel DeSoto Minburn CSD 882 82.88 61.00 39.00 84.81
3 125 74.40 53.60 46.40 92.80
4 116 78.45 57.76 42.24 86.21
5 94 70.21 47.87 52.13 90.43
6 113 81.42 56.64 43.36 89.38
7 112 93.75 55.36 44.64 79.46
8 106 81.13 58.49 41.51 83.02
10 111 90.99 78.38 21.62 72.97
11 105 92.38 80.00 20.00 83.81
AGWSR CSD 280 84.64 51.07 48.93 90.71
3 38 81.58 36.84 63.16 100.00
4 41 65.85 29.27 70.73 95.12
5 38 81.58 52.63 47.37 89.47
6 29 89.66 44.83 55.17 93.10
7 25 100.00 52.00 48.00 96.00
8 39 89.74 66.67 33.33 82.05
10 37 89.19 75.68 24.32 86.49
11 33 87.88 51.52 48.48 84.85
A-H-S-T CSD 321 79.13 53.27 46.73 91.28
3 33 81.82 51.52 48.48 96.97
4 32 68.75 37.50 62.50 96.88
5 34 76.47 38.24 61.76 91.18
6 37 78.38 48.65 51.35 91.89
7 41 75.61 48.78 51.22 97.56
8 37 64.86 51.35 48.65 78.38
10 57 94.74 73.68 26.32 85.96
11 50 82.00 60.00 40.00 94.00
Akron Westfield CSD 274 78.83 52.55 47.45 94.89
3 38 78.95 50.00 50.00 100.00
4 35 71.43 48.57 51.43 88.57
5 31 70.97 41.94 58.06 93.55
6 29 79.31 41.38 58.62 96.55
7 38 78.95 50.00 50.00 94.74
8 27 81.48 48.15 51.85 100.00
10 44 86.36 65.91 34.09 90.91
11 32 81.25 68.75 31.25 96.88
Albert City-Truesdale CSD 44 75.00 31.82 68.18 95.45
3 redacted redacted redacted NA NA
4 15 73.33 33.33 66.67 100.00
5 redacted redacted redacted NA NA
6 17 70.59 29.41 70.59 100.00
Albia CSD 631 76.23 49.60 50.40 92.55
3 82 80.49 52.44 47.56 100.00
4 80 72.50 53.75 46.25 91.25
5 80 68.75 41.25 58.75 95.00
6 79 69.62 45.57 54.43 86.08
7 77 74.03 45.45 54.55 90.91
8 73 68.49 41.10 58.90 90.41
10 75 89.33 57.33 42.67 96.00
11 85 85.88 58.82 41.18 90.59
Alburnett CSD 355 79.72 58.31 41.69 87.32
3 51 84.31 66.67 33.33 90.20
4 40 85.00 62.50 37.50 87.50
5 43 76.74 58.14 41.86 88.37
6 45 64.44 42.22 57.78 84.44
7 44 86.36 52.27 47.73 81.82
8 47 78.72 68.09 31.91 82.98
10 37 83.78 62.16 37.84 94.59
11 48 79.17 54.17 45.83 89.58
Alden CSD 157 78.98 52.87 47.13 91.72
3 29 82.76 62.07 37.93 89.66
4 18 88.89 66.67 33.33 88.89
5 21 90.48 66.67 33.33 80.95
6 89 73.03 43.82 56.18 95.51
Algona CSD 732 77.73 49.32 50.68 93.17
3 101 86.14 48.51 51.49 98.02
4 86 69.77 51.16 48.84 91.86
5 85 68.24 40.00 60.00 92.94
6 90 67.78 31.11 68.89 95.56
7 97 83.51 57.73 42.27 93.81
8 94 76.60 39.36 60.64 92.55
10 79 88.61 64.56 35.44 91.14
11 100 80.00 62.00 38.00 89.00
Allamakee CSD 633 84.20 58.14 41.86 89.10
3 76 96.05 67.11 32.89 85.53
4 67 89.55 73.13 26.87 88.06
5 68 63.24 30.88 69.12 89.71
6 94 75.53 42.55 57.45 93.62
7 61 83.61 49.18 50.82 86.89
8 79 83.54 59.49 40.51 94.94
10 100 86.00 61.00 39.00 86.00
11 88 94.32 78.41 21.59 87.50
Alta CSD 202 74.26 45.05 54.95 94.55
3 37 59.46 27.03 72.97 97.30
4 38 55.26 31.58 68.42 97.37
5 33 57.58 33.33 66.67 96.97
10 42 90.48 54.76 45.24 95.24
11 52 96.15 67.31 32.69 88.46
Ames CSD 2153 85.93 69.95 30.05 73.06
3 254 87.40 71.65 28.35 83.46
4 248 85.48 67.34 32.66 75.00
5 304 80.26 65.46 34.54 76.64
6 246 80.08 63.01 36.99 75.20
7 280 87.50 66.43 33.57 73.57
8 285 82.46 66.32 33.68 70.18
10 273 93.41 76.19 23.81 67.03
11 263 91.25 83.65 16.35 63.88
Anamosa CSD 668 79.04 52.84 47.16 89.97
3 79 67.09 40.51 59.49 94.94
4 75 76.00 52.00 48.00 88.00
5 75 66.67 41.33 58.67 84.00
6 78 76.92 60.26 39.74 92.31
7 97 88.66 57.73 42.27 88.66
8 91 81.32 57.14 42.86 85.71
10 81 82.72 55.56 44.44 97.53
11 92 88.04 55.43 44.57 89.13
Andrew CSD 93 72.04 31.18 68.82 98.92
3 17 82.35 35.29 64.71 100.00
4 10 100.00 50.00 50.00 100.00
5 19 57.89 26.32 73.68 94.74
6 14 57.14 28.57 71.43 100.00
7 19 73.68 21.05 78.95 100.00
8 14 71.43 35.71 64.29 100.00
Ankeny C S D 5714 88.87 71.53 28.47 79.82
3 784 89.03 70.54 29.46 84.44
4 771 86.25 71.60 28.40 75.49
5 763 87.16 71.56 28.44 73.79
6 722 84.76 64.27 35.73 81.44
7 742 90.84 68.33 31.67 81.27
8 684 88.01 69.01 30.99 80.99
10 634 91.96 77.76 22.24 79.81
11 614 94.30 81.43 18.57 81.92
Aplington-Parkersburg CSD 474 81.22 55.27 44.73 92.83
3 52 80.77 69.23 30.77 86.54
4 60 81.67 58.33 41.67 96.67
5 54 70.37 46.30 53.70 90.74
6 51 82.35 47.06 52.94 94.12
7 64 84.38 51.56 48.44 93.75
8 53 79.25 47.17 52.83 92.45
10 68 79.41 52.94 47.06 97.06
11 72 88.89 66.67 33.33 90.28
Ar-We-Va CSD 111 85.59 58.56 41.44 91.89
3 13 92.31 69.23 30.77 100.00
4 14 85.71 28.57 71.43 100.00
5 13 61.54 46.15 53.85 92.31
6 16 68.75 31.25 68.75 93.75
7 13 84.62 46.15 53.85 92.31
8 12 100.00 75.00 25.00 75.00
10 17 100.00 88.24 11.76 88.24
11 13 92.31 84.62 15.38 92.31
Atlantic CSD 783 80.08 57.22 42.78 84.67
3 107 83.18 59.81 40.19 89.72
4 106 74.53 58.49 41.51 80.19
5 91 82.42 56.04 43.96 87.91
6 105 80.00 53.33 46.67 84.76
7 96 85.42 61.46 38.54 78.13
8 98 79.59 59.18 40.82 81.63
10 104 80.77 54.81 45.19 85.58
11 76 73.68 53.95 46.05 90.79
Audubon CSD 291 81.79 63.23 36.77 84.54
3 36 61.11 33.33 66.67 100.00
4 28 78.57 60.71 39.29 78.57
5 37 83.78 64.86 35.14 91.89
6 38 84.21 65.79 34.21 81.58
7 36 77.78 63.89 36.11 77.78
8 27 85.19 62.96 37.04 88.89
10 36 86.11 63.89 36.11 75.00
11 53 92.45 81.13 18.87 83.02
Aurelia CSD 194 70.10 36.60 63.40 90.21
3 10 90.00 90.00 10.00 50.00
4 11 63.64 27.27 72.73 100.00
5 14 57.14 28.57 71.43 100.00
6 52 48.08 17.31 82.69 98.08
7 54 85.19 44.44 55.56 88.89
8 53 77.36 41.51 58.49 86.79
Ballard CSD 922 74.19 48.26 51.74 93.93
3 98 71.43 44.90 55.10 100.00
4 109 67.89 51.38 48.62 92.66
5 104 67.31 46.15 53.85 93.27
6 134 73.88 38.81 61.19 97.76
7 124 76.61 44.35 55.65 92.74
8 112 74.11 46.43 53.57 91.07
10 130 80.77 53.08 46.92 90.77
11 111 79.28 62.16 37.84 93.69
Battle Creek-Ida Grove CSD 243 80.25 64.61 35.39 88.07
3 54 85.19 74.07 25.93 96.30
4 39 71.79 61.54 38.46 79.49
5 49 65.31 51.02 48.98 91.84
8 redacted redacted redacted NA NA
10 49 93.88 71.43 28.57 83.67
11 51 84.31 64.71 35.29 86.27
Baxter CSD 236 73.31 41.53 58.47 95.76
3 35 80.00 57.14 42.86 100.00
4 34 47.06 26.47 73.53 94.12
5 22 68.18 36.36 63.64 95.45
6 27 59.26 18.52 81.48 100.00
7 27 70.37 44.44 55.56 96.30
8 30 83.33 30.00 70.00 93.33
10 31 80.65 48.39 51.61 96.77
11 30 96.67 66.67 33.33 90.00
BCLUW CSD 347 81.84 60.23 39.77 90.49
3 40 67.50 47.50 52.50 100.00
4 38 65.79 42.11 57.89 94.74
5 45 80.00 53.33 46.67 95.56
6 37 81.08 70.27 29.73 94.59
7 38 89.47 57.89 42.11 81.58
8 52 84.62 69.23 30.77 82.69
10 49 95.92 71.43 28.57 91.84
11 48 85.42 64.58 35.42 85.42
Bedford CSD 246 84.15 57.72 42.28 91.06
3 41 87.80 46.34 53.66 100.00
4 23 82.61 69.57 30.43 86.96
5 30 80.00 56.67 43.33 70.00
6 26 73.08 57.69 42.31 84.62
7 29 75.86 48.28 51.72 100.00
8 26 84.62 57.69 42.31 84.62
10 36 88.89 69.44 30.56 94.44
11 35 94.29 60.00 40.00 100.00
Belle Plaine CSD 307 69.71 42.02 57.98 95.11
3 24 83.33 54.17 45.83 95.83
4 42 66.67 38.10 61.90 100.00
5 47 53.19 21.28 78.72 100.00
6 36 63.89 41.67 58.33 91.67
7 42 69.05 35.71 64.29 97.62
8 46 73.91 45.65 54.35 84.78
10 36 83.33 61.11 38.89 94.44
11 34 73.53 50.00 50.00 97.06
Bellevue CSD 368 86.41 68.75 31.25 81.79
3 45 93.33 73.33 26.67 75.56
4 36 94.44 86.11 13.89 50.00
5 40 90.00 72.50 27.50 85.00
6 40 72.50 57.50 42.50 87.50
7 53 84.91 64.15 35.85 88.68
8 55 85.45 69.09 30.91 81.82
10 48 83.33 62.50 37.50 89.58
11 51 88.24 68.63 31.37 88.24
Belmond-Klemme CSD 379 74.93 46.97 53.03 95.51
3 35 62.86 20.00 80.00 100.00
4 54 57.41 44.44 55.56 100.00
5 64 75.00 40.63 59.38 96.88
6 50 82.00 52.00 48.00 96.00
7 43 69.77 34.88 65.12 90.70
8 38 76.32 47.37 52.63 89.47
10 56 91.07 71.43 28.57 96.43
11 39 82.05 56.41 43.59 92.31
Bennett CSD 40 80.00 42.50 57.50 90.00
3 redacted redacted redacted NA NA
4 redacted redacted redacted NA NA
5 12 66.67 33.33 66.67 100.00
6 12 91.67 50.00 50.00 91.67
Benton CSD 801 81.40 54.31 45.69 91.51
3 90 81.11 53.33 46.67 94.44
4 92 80.43 55.43 44.57 92.39
5 111 69.37 47.75 52.25 90.99
6 112 91.96 61.61 38.39 89.29
7 89 79.78 41.57 58.43 93.26
8 100 76.00 54.00 46.00 92.00
10 109 85.32 62.39 37.61 95.41
11 98 86.73 56.12 43.88 84.69
Bettendorf CSD 2495 84.29 62.32 37.68 84.41
3 275 91.27 75.27 24.73 78.91
4 274 83.21 64.60 35.40 78.83
5 297 86.87 64.98 35.02 78.79
6 294 80.61 61.90 38.10 82.65
7 322 82.92 55.59 44.41 88.51
8 335 74.03 46.87 53.13 90.45
10 358 86.31 67.32 32.68 89.39
11 340 89.71 64.41 35.59 84.71
Bondurant-Farrar CSD 982 79.94 54.18 45.82 90.33
3 149 80.54 59.73 40.27 94.63
4 140 67.14 46.43 53.57 92.14
5 115 86.09 62.61 37.39 86.09
6 128 75.78 52.34 47.66 87.50
7 120 94.17 55.00 45.00 85.00
8 117 69.23 39.32 60.68 92.31
10 108 87.96 54.63 45.37 93.52
11 105 81.90 64.76 35.24 90.48
Boone CSD 1069 75.87 46.30 53.70 93.64
3 130 73.85 44.62 55.38 88.46
4 108 82.41 60.19 39.81 85.19
5 112 72.32 43.75 56.25 94.64
6 125 65.60 28.00 72.00 96.00
7 141 64.54 29.79 70.21 100.00
8 136 69.12 42.65 57.35 98.53
10 161 84.47 55.90 44.10 91.93
11 156 91.03 62.82 37.18 92.95
Boyden-Hull CSD 369 87.80 67.75 32.25 79.95
3 47 91.49 70.21 29.79 89.36
4 45 82.22 62.22 37.78 82.22
5 49 79.59 57.14 42.86 85.71
6 49 89.80 71.43 28.57 81.63
7 48 91.67 70.83 29.17 70.83
8 44 81.82 68.18 31.82 70.45
10 42 97.62 69.05 30.95 80.95
11 45 88.89 73.33 26.67 77.78
Boyer Valley CSD 239 76.57 51.46 48.54 92.47
3 25 96.00 76.00 24.00 84.00
4 23 60.87 47.83 52.17 95.65
5 31 67.74 41.94 58.06 87.10
6 36 69.44 47.22 52.78 97.22
7 31 83.87 54.84 45.16 90.32
8 33 60.61 39.39 60.61 93.94
10 33 90.91 60.61 39.39 96.97
11 27 85.19 48.15 51.85 92.59
Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom CSD 310 87.10 60.32 39.68 87.42
3 34 91.18 73.53 26.47 85.29
4 39 82.05 64.10 35.90 82.05
5 34 79.41 47.06 52.94 85.29
6 28 96.43 71.43 28.57 78.57
7 39 89.74 56.41 43.59 94.87
8 44 86.36 61.36 38.64 79.55
10 39 84.62 43.59 56.41 92.31
11 53 88.68 66.04 33.96 96.23
Burlington CSD 2064 61.68 36.34 63.66 93.99
3 286 68.18 46.15 53.85 94.41
4 250 62.80 43.60 56.40 91.60
5 278 63.31 35.61 64.39 89.57
6 277 54.51 30.32 69.68 94.22
7 280 57.14 27.86 72.14 96.43
8 234 49.57 25.64 74.36 94.87
10 228 66.67 41.23 58.77 95.18
11 231 71.86 40.69 59.31 96.10
CAL CSD 123 59.35 30.08 69.92 96.75
3 16 50.00 25.00 75.00 100.00
4 19 31.58 15.79 84.21 100.00
5 16 62.50 18.75 81.25 100.00
6 17 52.94 11.76 88.24 100.00
7 14 71.43 35.71 64.29 100.00
8 13 53.85 30.77 69.23 92.31
10 16 75.00 50.00 50.00 100.00
11 12 91.67 66.67 33.33 75.00
Calamus-Wheatland CSD 280 82.50 52.86 47.14 91.43
3 30 83.33 53.33 46.67 96.67
4 30 83.33 50.00 50.00 96.67
5 26 80.77 61.54 38.46 92.31
6 35 57.14 34.29 65.71 100.00
7 34 88.24 50.00 50.00 88.24
8 46 82.61 47.83 52.17 86.96
10 42 92.86 64.29 35.71 83.33
11 37 89.19 62.16 37.84 91.89
CAM CSD 354 77.68 45.20 54.80 95.76
3 33 78.79 57.58 42.42 100.00
4 38 76.32 50.00 50.00 94.74
5 40 77.50 52.50 47.50 100.00
6 42 66.67 26.19 73.81 97.62
7 46 78.26 45.65 54.35 91.30
8 46 67.39 36.96 63.04 89.13
10 53 83.02 47.17 52.83 98.11
11 56 89.29 48.21 51.79 96.43
Camanche CSD 580 75.17 46.90 53.10 95.52
3 66 75.76 48.48 51.52 95.45
4 79 73.42 49.37 50.63 91.14
5 71 69.01 38.03 61.97 98.59
6 76 56.58 31.58 68.42 94.74
7 74 64.86 24.32 75.68 100.00
8 63 85.71 53.97 46.03 96.83
10 71 87.32 56.34 43.66 95.77
11 80 90.00 72.50 27.50 92.50
Cardinal CSD 322 60.87 34.47 65.53 95.34
3 44 65.91 43.18 56.82 95.45
4 38 55.26 36.84 63.16 94.74
5 40 65.00 35.00 65.00 92.50
6 33 51.52 33.33 66.67 93.94
7 39 43.59 23.08 76.92 100.00
8 44 38.64 20.45 79.55 100.00
10 44 75.00 34.09 65.91 88.64
11 40 90.00 50.00 50.00 97.50
Carlisle CSD 1105 85.07 63.98 36.02 82.81
3 125 79.20 56.80 43.20 88.00
4 137 80.29 62.04 37.96 85.40
5 125 92.80 71.20 28.80 71.20
6 135 83.70 60.00 40.00 80.74
7 135 86.67 61.48 38.52 78.52
8 164 79.88 64.02 35.98 82.32
10 133 92.48 66.17 33.83 87.97
11 151 86.75 69.54 30.46 87.42
Carroll CSD 868 83.87 62.21 37.79 86.52
3 132 81.06 42.42 57.58 100.00
4 114 78.95 58.77 41.23 90.35
5 114 72.81 57.89 42.11 81.58
6 105 76.19 54.29 45.71 91.43
7 100 86.00 57.00 43.00 88.00
8 90 84.44 60.00 40.00 75.56
10 105 94.29 80.95 19.05 80.00
11 108 99.07 90.74 9.26 80.56
Cedar Falls CSD 2878 84.89 65.74 34.26 82.31
3 374 87.70 70.32 29.68 92.25
4 348 82.47 64.94 35.06 88.79
5 403 70.97 47.39 52.61 89.33
6 335 85.37 66.87 33.13 77.61
7 342 88.01 64.04 35.96 80.41
8 358