8-18-16  BULLETIN

1. As you read the following 8-17-16 post and the test score table, please note that schools like Cedar Rapids, having low percentage of students proficient in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, where students are supposed to learn to read,  have lower scores in 6th grade, where students read to learn.  They can't read to learn very well if they aren't taught to read!!  And school  officials and media try to blame defective students for the failure!

2.  School officials and media blaming poor and minority students for low scores must visit the following websites showing Polk Elementary in Cedar Rapids, with 65% poor and minority students, was the only school in the district not on the dreaded School In  Need of Assistance list for academic failure and academic child abuse.  The superintendent recommended, and the complicit board closed the school to eliminate the embarrassment it caused the district, and other Iowa failing school districts as well.  

C. R. SCHOOL DISTRICT HID OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT DATA AND CLOSED POLK ELEMENTARY

C. R. POLK SCHOOL'S IMPROVED STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT CURSE!

C. R. CHAMBER, PRIORITY ONE & DOWNTOWNER PREJUDICE SHUNS POLK'S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS! 

C. R. SCHOOL BOARD CURSED POLK'S ACHIEVEMENT--& CLOSED IT!!

$1,000 BONUS AWARD TO C. R. POLK ELEMENTARY STAFF MEMBERS

 

COMPARE IOWA READING TEST SCORES FOR ALL GRADES TESTED 2015-2016

SCROLL DOWN FOR DISTRICT STATE RANKINGS

8-17-16

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

The district test scores herein are reported by grade level, for all Iowa schools tested in reading.  2015-2016 test scores for grades tested in 335 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--to make it very convenient for viewers to compare schools districts, in all reading grades tested, and with national and international grade level proficiency standards as well.   

Previous year’s comparable scores are posted on websites   http://www.iowalive.net/readinggradestested2013-2014.htm  and http://www.iowalive.net/readinggradestested2014-15.htm if you want to make more comparisons. 

There are 3 National Percentile Rank (NPR) Proficiency Standard levels shown in the table.  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 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 READING

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

IOWA'S 8 LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE SHOWN IN RED

STATE RANK COLUMN WAS ADDED ON 8-20-16

IOWA SCHOOL DISTRICTS OVERALL READING TEST SCORES RANKED FOR ALL GRADES TESTED IN 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR.

IOWA READING TEST SCORES FOR ALL GRADES TESTED IN 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR.    IOWA URBAN EIGHT (IUE) SCHOOLS IN RED ARE A DISGRACE!

 Table Shows Only 50.2% Of All Students Tested Are Proficient At The 65th National Percentile Rank (NPR) Grade Level.  Even Worse, Only 14.57%  Are Proficient At 95th NPR International Grade Level.  And Much Worse,  Iowa School Officials  Falsely Claim 74.24% “Proficient At Grade Level”--Without Admitting It Is At The Pathetically Low 41st NPR  Iowa Proficiency Standard.    Source:  Dept. Of Ed. & Iowalive  8-29-16

Iowa State Ranking At Iowa’s Bogus 41st  NPR  Proficiency Standard Grade Level

SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER    Overall School District & Grades Tested.  Small N Means Officials Claimed Class Was Too Small To Test!

IOWA GRADE LEVEL--Lowest In Midwest & Only 74.93% of Students Tested Can Meet It

 

NATIONAL GRADE LEVEL--Used By Most School Districts

 

INTERNATIONAL GRADE LEVEL-- Based On Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) & Other Tests

Number Proficient

Number Full Academic Year Tested

*Percent Claimed Proficient at Pathetic 41st  NPR Iowa Standard Grade Level

 

Number Proficient

Percent Proficient at 65th  NPR National Standard Grade Level

 

Number Proficient

Percent Proficient at 95th   NPR International Standard Grade Level

208

A H S T

249

335

74.33

 

157

46.87

 

30

8.96

 

3

24

38

63.16

 

16

42.11

 

3

7.89

 

4

23

35

65.71

 

13

37.14

 

5

14.29

 

5

23

33

69.70

 

15

45.45

 

 

0.00

 

6

22

35

62.86

 

18

51.43

 

1

2.86

 

7

26

38

68.42

 

18

47.37

 

5

13.16

 

8

36

44

81.82

 

18

40.91

 

6

13.64

 

10

51

57

89.47

 

38

66.67

 

10

17.54

 

11

44

55

80.00

 

21

38.18

 

 

0.00

240

Adair-Casey

112

155

72.26

 

72

46.45

 

23

14.84

 

3

11

16

68.75

 

9

56.25

 

3

18.75

 

4

11

16

68.75

 

7

43.75

 

2

12.50

 

5

17

26

65.38

 

13

50.00

 

6

23.08

 

6

18

28

64.29

 

8

28.57

 

2

7.14

 

7

14

18

77.78

 

5

27.78

 

2

11.11

 

8

15

21

71.43

 

11

52.38

 

3

14.29

 

10

15

17

88.24

 

13

76.47

 

4

23.53

 

11

11

13

84.62

 

6

46.15

 

1

7.69

32

Adel DeSoto Minburn

776

928

83.62

 

583

62.82

 

208

22.41

 

3

88

131

67.18

 

55

41.98

 

16

12.21

 

4

95

125

76.00

 

72

57.60

 

26

20.80

 

5

96

116

82.76

 

71

61.21

 

30

25.86

 

6

82

96

85.42

 

59

61.46

 

33

34.38

 

7

97

120

80.83

 

77

64.17

 

29

24.17

 

8

105

112

93.75

 

83

74.11

 

32

28.57

 

10

111

117

94.87

 

95

81.20

 

36

30.77

 

11

102

111

91.89

 

71

63.96

 

6

5.41

80

AGWSR

240

298

80.54

 

156

52.35

 

42

14.09

 

3

31

45

68.89

 

19

42.22

 

6

13.33

 

4

31

38

81.58

 

25

65.79

 

9

23.68

 

5

32

41

78.05

 

21

51.22

 

5

12.20

 

6

24

36

66.67

 

15

41.67

 

4

11.11

 

7

28

33

84.85

 

18

54.55

 

6

18.18

 

8

21

27

77.78

 

12

44.44

 

3

11.11

 

10

37

40

92.50

 

26

65.00

 

7

17.50

 

11

36

38

94.74

 

20

52.63

 

2

5.26

133

Akron Westfield

253

326

77.61

 

170

52.15

 

42

12.88

 

3

41

53

77.36

 

31

58.49

 

11

20.75

 

4

32

41

78.05

 

24

58.54

 

9

21.95

 

5

30

37

81.08

 

23

62.16

 

5

13.51

 

6

25

36

69.44

 

14

38.89

 

1

2.78

 

7

25

34

73.53

 

14

41.18

 

4

11.76

 

8

32

42

76.19

 

24

57.14

 

8

19.05

 

10

32

36

88.89

 

20

55.56

 

3

8.33

 

11

36

47

76.60

 

20

42.55

 

1

2.13

31

Albert City-Truesdale

36

43

83.72

 

21

48.84

 

7

16.28

 

3

15

15

100.00

 

10

66.67

 

4

26.67

 

4

small N

small N

small N

 

small N

small N

 

small N

small N

 

5

9

14

64.29

 

4

28.57

 

2

14.29

 

6

small N

small N

small N

 

small N

small N

 

small N

small N

215

Albia

473

639

74.02

 

322

50.39

 

102

15.96

 

3

62

80

77.50

 

46

57.50

 

14

17.50

 

4

54

78

69.23

 

41

52.56

 

18

23.08

 

5

59

80

73.75

 

45

56.25

 

18

22.50

 

6

57

85

67.06

 

45

52.94

 

13

15.29

 

7

55

85

64.71

 

31

36.47

 

8

9.41

 

8

55

78

70.51

 

39

50.00

 

17

21.79

 

10

66

77

85.71

 

49

63.64

 

12

15.58

 

11

65

76

85.53

 

26

34.21

 

2

2.63

212

Alburnett

255

344

74.13

 

169

49.13

 

42

12.21

 

3

40

47

85.11

 

27

57.45

 

5

10.64

 

4

28

45

62.22

 

23

51.11

 

9

20.00

 

5

32

39

82.05

 

23

58.97

 

4

10.26

 

6

26

41

63.41

 

13

31.71

 

4

9.76

 

7

25

46

54.35

 

16

34.78

 

4

8.70

 

8

33

43

76.74

 

24

55.81

 

7

16.28

 

10

40

47

85.11

 

31

65.96

 

8

17.02

 

11

31

36

86.11

 

12

33.33

 

1

2.78

314

Alden

95

148

64.19

 

68

45.95

 

19

12.84

 

3

8

14

57.14

 

5

35.71

 

1

7.14

 

4

18

28

64.29

 

13

46.43

 

3

10.71

 

5

12

19

63.16

 

7

36.84

 

4

21.05

 

6

57

87

65.52

 

43

49.43

 

11

12.64

138

Algona

580

748

77.54

 

378

50.53

 

78

10.43

 

3

82

104

78.85

 

54

51.92

 

9

8.65

 

4

78

96

81.25

 

44

45.83

 

16

16.67

 

5

53

82

64.63

 

31

37.80

 

5

6.10

 

6

60

86

69.77

 

47

54.65

 

10

11.63

 

7

69

94

73.40

 

43

45.74

 

8

8.51

 

8

78

97

80.41

 

58

59.79

 

17

17.53

 

10

94

105

89.52

 

71

67.62

 

12

11.43

 

11

66

84

78.57

 

30

35.71

 

1

1.19

173

Allamakee

484

636

76.10

 

321

50.47

 

93

14.62

 

3

54

76

71.05

 

40

52.63

 

10

13.16

 

4

56

73

76.71

 

46

63.01

 

17

23.29

 

5

54

68

79.41

 

38

55.88

 

13

19.12

 

6

36

66

54.55

 

23

34.85

 

7

10.61

 

7

69

96

71.88

 

40

41.67

 

12

12.50

 

8

65

81

80.25

 

42

51.85

 

15

18.52

 

10

66

75

88.00

 

48

64.00

 

11

14.67

 

11

84

101

83.17

 

44

43.56

 

8

7.92

284

Alta

148

216

68.52

 

84

38.89

 

14

6.48

 

3

24

45

53.33

 

12

26.67

 

3

6.67

 

4

21

38

55.26

 

14

36.84

 

5

13.16

 

5

17

36

47.22

 

10

27.78

 

3

8.33

 

10

50

56

89.29

 

32

57.14

 

3

5.36

 

11

36

41

87.80

 

16

39.02

 

 

0.00

13

Ames

1878

2167

86.66

 

1555

71.76

 

725

33.46

 

3

245

273

89.74

 

195

71.43

 

85

31.14

 

4

212

255

83.14

 

174

68.24

 

98

38.43

 

5

220

252

87.30

 

189

75.00

 

109

43.25

 

6

225

292

77.05

 

187

64.04

 

83

28.42

 

7

218

261

83.52

 

168

64.37

 

78

29.89

 

8

240

282

85.11

 

187

66.31

 

82

29.08

 

10

268

282

95.04

 

240

85.11

 

134

47.52

 

11

250

270

92.59

 

215

79.63

 

56

20.74

258

Anamosa

474

669

70.85

 

294

43.95

 

81

12.11

 

3

47

75

62.67

 

28

37.33

 

8

10.67

 

4

50

75

66.67

 

29

38.67

 

15

20.00

 

5

55

72

76.39

 

38

52.78

 

14

19.44

 

6

48

82

58.54

 

30

36.59

 

8

9.76

 

7

68

96

70.83

 

36

37.50

 

8

8.33

 

8

72

98

73.47

 

57

58.16

 

16

16.33

 

10

76

94

80.85

 

51

54.26

 

11

11.70

 

11

58

77

75.32

 

25

32.47

 

1

1.30

313

Andrew

54

84

64.29

 

41

48.81

 

11

13.10

 

3

7

11

63.64

 

7

63.64

 

1

9.09

 

4

10

15

66.67

 

7

46.67

 

3

20.00

 

5

small N

small N

small N

 

small N

small N

 

small N

small N

 

6

9

16

56.25

 

4

25.00

 

1

6.25

 

7

9

16

56.25

 

5

31.25

 

1

6.25

 

8

12

17

70.59

 

11

64.71

 

3

17.65

14

Ankeny

5115

5919

86.42

 

4040

68.25

 

1509

25.49

 

3

634

793

79.95

 

488

61.54

 

148

18.66

 

4

681

789

86.31

 

550

69.71

 

260

32.95

 

5

667

781

85.40

 

541

69.27

 

284

36.36

 

6

633

772

81.99

 

518

67.10

 

222

28.76

 

7

648

745

86.98

 

490

65.77

 

193

25.91

 

8

664

747

88.89

 

521

69.75

 

194

25.97

 

10

614

649

94.61

 

519

79.97

 

171

26.35

 

11

574

643

89.27

 

413

64.23

 

37

5.75

186

Aplington-Parkersburg

356

471

75.58

 

230

48.83

 

52

11.04

 

3

44

62

70.97

 

27

43.55

 

4

6.45

 

4

42

51

82.35

 

32

62.75

 

16

31.37

 

5

48

60

80.00

 

37

61.67

 

9

15.00

 

6

41

52

78.85

 

21

40.38

 

3

5.77

 

7

34

50

68.00

 

15

30.00

 

3

6.00

 

8

43

64

67.19

 

31

48.44

 

6

9.38

 

10

57

68

83.82

 

43

63.24

 

10

14.71

 

11

47

64

73.44

 

24

37.50

 

1

1.56

85

Ar-We-Va

94

117

80.34

 

63

53.85

 

20

17.09

 

3

11

17

64.71

 

7

41.18

 

1

5.88

 

4

10

10

100.00

 

7

70.00

 

4

40.00

 

5

12

14

85.71

 

8

57.14

 

3

21.43

 

6

11

14

78.57

 

5

35.71

 

1

7.14

 

7

10

15

66.67

 

8

53.33

 

1

6.67

 

8

11

14

78.57

 

7

50.00

 

3

21.43

 

10

14

15

93.33

 

11

73.33

 

4

26.67

 

11

15

18

83.33

 

10

55.56

 

3

16.67

135

Atlantic

651

839

77.59

 

449

53.52

 

122

14.54

 

3

78

121

64.46

 

57

47.11

 

13

10.74

 

4

74

100

74.00

 

51

51.00

 

16

16.00

 

5

76

106

71.70

 

52

49.06

 

16

15.09

 

6

64

91

70.33

 

45

49.45

 

9

9.89

 

7

92

109

84.40

 

62

56.88

 

24

22.02

 

8

83

102

81.37

 

58

56.86

 

21

20.59

 

10

99

112

88.39

 

82

73.21

 

20

17.86

 

11

85

98

86.73

 

42

42.86

 

3

3.06

162

Audubon

214

279

76.70

 

155

55.56

 

46

16.49

 

3

27

38

71.05

 

21

55.26

 

4

10.53

 

4

26

36

72.22

 

18

50.00

 

7

19.44

 

5

18

31

58.06

 

13

41.94

 

6

19.35

 

6

28

37

75.68

 

21

56.76

 

7

18.92

 

7

28

39

71.79

 

20

51.28

 

8

20.51

 

8

28

35

80.00

 

21

60.00

 

5

14.29

 

10

25

27

92.59

 

21

77.78

 

5

18.52

 

11

34

36

94.44

 

20

55.56

 

4

11.11

287

Aurelia

125

183

68.31

 

83

45.36

 

27

14.75

 

3

7

10

70.00

 

5

50.00

 

1

10.00

 

4

9

10

90.00

 

7

70.00

 

4

40.00

 

5

8

11

72.73

 

7

63.64

 

3

27.27

 

6

31

47

65.96

 

20

42.55

 

7

14.89

 

7

33

50

66.00

 

18

36.00

 

7

14.00

 

8

37

55

67.27

 

26

47.27

 

5

9.09

88

Ballard

764

953

80.17

 

553

58.03

 

175

18.36

 

3

90

127

70.87

 

60

47.24

 

19

14.96

 

4

75

101

74.26

 

58

57.43

 

32

31.68

 

5

85

109

77.98

 

63

57.80

 

23

21.10

 

6

77

102

75.49

 

61

59.80

 

16

15.69

 

7

106

128

82.81

 

70

54.69

 

24

18.75

 

8

111

129

86.05

 

82

63.57

 

37

28.68

 

10

112

129

86.82

 

86

66.67

 

18

13.95

 

11

108

128

84.38

 

73

57.03

 

6

4.69

97

Battle Creek-Ida Grove

204

257

79.38

 

143

55.64

 

41

15.95

 

3

43

53

81.13

 

32

60.38

 

11

20.75

 

4

42

56

75.00

 

36

64.29

 

9

16.07

 

5

30

41

73.17

 

19

46.34

 

10

24.39

 

10

54

60

90.00

 

35

58.33

 

9

15.00

 

11

35

47

74.47

 

21

44.68

 

2

4.26

241

Baxter

174

241

72.20

 

114

47.30

 

43

17.84

 

3

16

35

45.71

 

9

25.71

 

3

8.57

 

4

27

35

77.14

 

24

68.57

 

11

31.43

 

5

24

36

66.67

 

17

47.22

 

6

16.67

 

6

18

21

85.71

 

13

61.90

 

7

33.33

 

7

24

26

92.31

 

15

57.69

 

8

30.77

 

8

19

28

67.86

 

12

42.86

 

6

21.43

 

10

27

30

90.00

 

15

50.00

 

1

3.33

 

11

19

30

63.33

 

9

30.00

 

1

3.33

213

BCLUW

252

340

74.12

 

154

45.29

 

42

12.35

 

3

29

48

60.42

 

18

37.50

 

5

10.42

 

4

25

41

60.98

 

16

39.02

 

4

9.76

 

5

25

41

60.98

 

15

36.59

 

2

4.88

 

6

37

47

78.72

 

27

57.45

 

9

19.15

 

7

28

35

80.00

 

18

51.43

 

8

22.86

 

8

30

36

83.33

 

21

58.33

 

11

30.56

 

10

39

45

86.67

 

25

55.56

 

2

4.44

 

11

39

47

82.98

 

14

29.79

 

1

2.13

63

Bedford

204

250

81.60

 

143

57.20

 

43

17.20

 

3

16

28

57.14

 

12

42.86

 

1

3.57

 

4

36

42

85.71

 

25

59.52

 

11

26.19

 

5

20

25

80.00

 

16

64.00

 

5

20.00

 

6

26

32

81.25

 

15

46.88

 

6

18.75

 

7

22

25

88.00

 

16

64.00

 

7

28.00

 

8

27

32

84.38

 

17

53.13

 

5

15.63

 

10

26

28

92.86

 

24

85.71

 

5

17.86

 

11

31

38

81.58

 

18

47.37

 

3

7.89

232

Belle Plaine

205

282

72.70

 

140

49.65

 

38

13.48

 

3

23

32

71.88

 

18

56.25

 

8

25.00

 

4

21

24

87.50

 

14

58.33

 

5

20.83

 

5

26

38

68.42

 

12

31.58

 

5

13.16

 

6

31

45

68.89

 

25

55.56

 

3

6.67

 

7

23

35

65.71

 

18

51.43

 

7

20.00

 

8

26

41

63.41

 

15

36.59

 

6

14.63

 

10

31

35

88.57

 

23

65.71

 

3

8.57

 

11

24

32

75.00

 

15

46.88

 

1

3.13

192

Bellevue

262

348

75.29

 

189

54.31

 

55

15.80

 

3

31

36

86.11

 

24

66.67

 

9

25.00

 

4

36

49

73.47

 

31

63.27

 

15

30.61

 

5

24

35

68.57

 

22

62.86

 

7

20.00

 

6

26

43

60.47

 

20

46.51

 

4

9.30

 

7

28

42

66.67

 

21

50.00

 

6

14.29

 

8

39

55

70.91

 

26

47.27