SCORES--READING GRADES TESTED IN 325 IA SCHOOL DISTRICTS, 2013-2014

9-10-15

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 325 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. 

2014-2015 year’s comparable scores, except for number of schools ranked, are posted on website  http://www.iowalive.net/readinggradestested2014-15.htm    if you want to make more comparisons. 

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.

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

IOWA'S 8 LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE SHOWN IN RED

READING PROFICIENCY--2013-2014.  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 146 65.75 43.84 56.16 NA
3 27 55.56 37.04 62.96 81.48
4 27 70.37 51.85 48.15 77.78
5 15 66.67 40.00 60.00 NA
6 20 60.00 55.00 45.00 80.00
7 21 57.14 28.57 71.43 90.48
8 19 78.95 47.37 52.63 89.47
11 17 76.47 47.06 52.94 NA
Adel DeSoto Minburn CSD 765 83.79 60.78 39.22 81.18
3 108 75.00 50.00 50.00 83.33
4 96 82.29 56.25 43.75 75.00
5 108 79.63 62.96 37.04 80.56
6 110 80.00 64.55 35.45 80.91
7 110 84.55 55.45 44.55 84.55
8 120 91.67 72.50 27.50 70.83
11 113 92.04 61.95 38.05 92.92
AGWSR CSD 254 79.13 49.21 50.79 NA
3 43 67.44 32.56 67.44 88.37
4 36 69.44 41.67 58.33 91.67
5 32 84.38 68.75 31.25 81.25
6 25 76.00 44.00 56.00 NA
7 39 79.49 58.97 41.03 89.74
8 39 84.62 53.85 46.15 79.49
11 40 92.50 47.50 52.50 NA
A-H-S-T CSD 256 70.70 48.05 51.95 NA
3 27 70.37 33.33 66.67 NA
4 32 50.00 34.38 65.63 81.25
5 36 72.22 52.78 47.22 83.33
6 41 68.29 41.46 58.54 NA
7 35 62.86 48.57 51.43 91.43
8 50 72.00 60.00 40.00 76.00
11 redacted > 95 57.14 42.86 NA
Akron Westfield CSD 223 76.23 55.61 44.39 NA
3 32 78.13 50.00 50.00 84.38
4 33 72.73 51.52 48.48 90.91
5 30 73.33 43.33 56.67 83.33
6 36 69.44 50.00 50.00 88.89
7 27 81.48 62.96 37.04 NA
8 29 75.86 68.97 31.03 89.66
11 36 83.33 63.89 36.11 NA
Albert City-Truesdale CSD redacted redacted redacted NA NA
3 16 87.50 31.25 68.75 93.75
4 small N small N small N NA NA
5 17 88.24 52.94 47.06 88.24
6 12 50.00 33.33 66.67 NA
Albia CSD 547 70.57 45.89 54.11 NA
3 78 75.64 48.72 51.28 84.62
4 76 59.21 46.05 53.95 82.89
5 88 71.59 45.45 54.55 89.77
6 72 66.67 50.00 50.00 83.33
7 74 68.92 31.08 68.92 94.59
8 74 78.38 52.70 47.30 71.62
11 85 72.94 47.06 52.94 NA
Alburnett CSD 328 77.13 48.17 51.83 NA
3 40 82.50 60.00 40.00 77.50
4 39 82.05 64.10 35.90 84.62
5 44 61.36 36.36 63.64 86.36
6 44 68.18 47.73 52.27 NA
7 49 81.63 53.06 46.94 81.63
8 44 77.27 54.55 45.45 84.09
11 68 83.82 32.35 67.65 NA
Alden CSD 133 57.89 38.35 61.65 92.48
4 21 66.67 38.10 61.90 90.48
5 18 77.78 44.44 55.56 94.44
6 94 52.13 37.23 62.77 92.55
Algona CSD 611 75.29 50.08 49.92 NA
3 73 67.12 43.84 56.16 94.52
4 75 72.00 52.00 48.00 82.67
5 85 71.76 51.76 48.24 88.24
6 95 77.89 58.95 41.05 88.42
7 89 73.03 44.94 55.06 89.89
8 100 80.00 55.00 45.00 85.00
11 94 81.91 42.55 57.45 NA
Allamakee CSD 520 77.88 49.23 50.77 86.54
3 68 79.41 52.94 47.06 86.76
4 69 72.46 50.72 49.28 81.16
5 94 69.15 46.81 53.19 81.91
6 63 80.95 55.56 44.44 82.54
7 61 83.61 44.26 55.74 88.52
8 74 82.43 52.70 47.30 89.19
11 91 80.22 43.96 56.04 94.51
Alta CSD 146 69.86 44.52 55.48 NA
3 35 62.86 42.86 57.14 80.00
4 31 54.84 38.71 61.29 90.32
5 32 65.63 34.38 65.63 NA
11 48 87.50 56.25 43.75 NA
Ames CSD 1905 84.78 69.61 30.39 72.28
3 261 83.52 65.52 34.48 75.48
4 304 80.59 68.75 31.25 66.78
5 242 87.60 74.38 25.62 64.88
6 242 85.12 69.83 30.17 74.38
7 277 84.84 68.59 31.41 70.40
8 282 86.88 73.40 26.60 64.89
11 297 85.52 67.34 32.66 88.22
Anamosa CSD 571 71.80 46.23 53.77 NA
3 70 71.43 44.29 55.71 84.29
4 73 67.12 45.21 54.79 78.08
5 68 76.47 54.41 45.59 83.82
6 84 70.24 44.05 55.95 88.10
7 98 70.41 44.90 55.10 91.84
8 91 71.43 58.24 41.76 84.62
11 87 75.86 33.33 66.67 NA
Andrew CSD 98 68.37 46.94 53.06 NA
3 10 90.00 90.00 10.00 70.00
4 22 63.64 45.45 54.55 NA
5 14 57.14 42.86 57.14 85.71
6 20 60.00 40.00 60.00 NA
7 17 70.59 35.29 64.71 82.35
8 15 80.00 46.67 53.33 86.67
Ankeny CSD 4784 85.64 66.56 33.44 74.52
3 748 79.28 62.03 37.97 78.21
4 742 82.35 66.58 33.42 69.27
5 710 86.76 70.28 29.72 66.06
6 717 84.66 68.48 31.52 74.48
7 678 87.46 62.24 37.76 74.34
8 627 89.63 70.49 29.51 69.54
11 562 91.64 66.19 33.81 93.06
Aplington-Parkersburg CSD 396 72.22 46.21 53.79 NA
3 58 79.31 67.24 32.76 86.21
4 54 75.93 44.44 55.56 87.04
5 51 76.47 39.22 60.78 92.16
6 66 57.58 33.33 66.67 NA
7 46 63.04 47.83 52.17 91.30
8 68 75.00 47.06 52.94 88.24
11 53 79.25 45.28 54.72 NA
Armstrong-Ringsted CSD 45 62.22 33.33 66.67 NA
11 45 62.22 33.33 66.67 NA
Ar-We-Va CSD 102 75.49 52.94 47.06 NA
3 13 76.92 61.54 38.46 76.92
4 13 46.15 38.46 61.54 92.31
5 19 68.42 36.84 63.16 78.95
6 12 83.33 58.33 41.67 NA
7 14 92.86 64.29 35.71 92.86
8 17 82.35 70.59 29.41 58.82
11 14 78.57 42.86 57.14 NA
Atlantic CSD 602 74.09 49.00 51.00 84.88
4 91 60.44 49.45 50.55 79.12
5 106 76.42 45.28 54.72 88.68
6 93 67.74 46.24 53.76 89.25
7 99 76.77 55.56 44.44 78.79
8 111 82.88 56.76 43.24 79.28
11 102 77.45 40.20 59.80 94.12
Audubon CSD 236 75.00 52.54 47.46 87.71
3 28 57.14 46.43 53.57 89.29
4 34 82.35 61.76 38.24 85.29
5 34 76.47 61.76 38.24 82.35
6 36 66.67 52.78 47.22 80.56
7 27 74.07 37.04 62.96 88.89
8 31 80.65 54.84 45.16 93.55
11 46 82.61 50.00 50.00 93.48
Aurelia CSD 197 64.97 38.58 61.42 NA
3 11 63.64 18.18 81.82 NA
4 13 69.23 46.15 53.85 76.92
5 22 59.09 36.36 63.64 86.36
6 51 58.82 39.22 60.78 90.20
7 51 62.75 29.41 70.59 92.16
8 49 75.51 51.02 48.98 89.80
Ballard CSD 826 78.21 54.24 45.76 85.84
3 105 69.52 54.29 45.71 86.67
4 96 75.00 53.13 46.88 87.50
5 134 79.10 53.73 46.27 84.33
6 123 80.49 59.35 40.65 85.37
7 114 79.82 48.25 51.75 85.96
8 128 75.78 51.56 48.44 77.34
11 126 85.71 58.73 41.27 94.44
Battle Creek-Ida Grove CSD 199 74.87 46.23 53.77 NA
3 38 84.21 50.00 50.00 81.58
4 46 60.87 52.17 47.83 86.96
5 43 74.42 41.86 58.14 88.37
11 72 79.17 43.06 56.94 NA
Baxter CSD 203 72.91 43.84 56.16 NA
3 33 54.55 36.36 63.64 87.88
4 23 65.22 43.48 56.52 69.57
5 27 88.89 62.96 37.04 77.78
6 29 58.62 44.83 55.17 89.66
7 32 81.25 40.63 59.38 81.25
8 32 78.13 43.75 56.25 NA
11 27 85.19 37.04 62.96 NA
BCLUW CSD 271 76.75 48.71 51.29 NA
3 33 69.70 48.48 51.52 87.88
4 44 72.73 38.64 61.36 90.91
5 35 68.57 48.57 51.43 94.29
6 37 75.68 51.35 48.65 91.89
7 43 81.40 55.81 44.19 88.37
8 42 88.10 66.67 33.33 85.71
11 37 78.38 29.73 70.27 NA
Bedford CSD 204 75.49 53.92 46.08 85.29
3 25 76.00 52.00 48.00 92.00
4 28 60.71 46.43 53.57 85.71
5 30 76.67 66.67 33.33 70.00
6 30 63.33 36.67 63.33 90.00
7 29 75.86 51.72 48.28 79.31
8 30 80.00 60.00 40.00 86.67
11 32 93.75 62.50 37.50 93.75
Belle Plaine CSD 284 67.61 42.61 57.39 NA
3 43 62.79 37.21 62.79 90.70
4 49 69.39 42.86 57.14 87.76
5 36 72.22 55.56 44.44 75.00
6 42 66.67 52.38 47.62 90.48
7 48 64.58 37.50 62.50 81.25
8 37 70.27 43.24 56.76 91.89
11 29 68.97 27.59 72.41 NA
Bellevue CSD 307 76.55 50.81 49.19 NA
3 35 74.29 62.86 37.14 71.43
4 35 80.00 60.00 40.00 80.00
5 39 69.23 46.15 53.85 84.62
6 55 65.45 50.91 49.09 89.09
7 49 83.67 38.78 61.22 89.80
8 36 83.33 58.33 41.67 80.56
11 58 81.03 46.55 53.45 NA
Belmond-Klemme CSD 331 77.64 46.53 53.47 NA
3 49 67.35 40.82 59.18 89.80
4 63 79.37 57.14 42.86 69.84
5 53 73.58 45.28 54.72 84.91
6 40 70.00 52.50 47.50 92.50
7 35 88.57 42.86 57.14 88.57
8 51 72.55 37.25 62.75 90.20
11 redacted > 95 47.50 52.50 NA
Bennett CSD redacted redacted redacted NA NA
3 small N small N small N NA NA
4 12 66.67 41.67 58.33 83.33
5 10 90.00 50.00 50.00 NA
6 small N small N small N NA NA
Benton CSD 706 77.76 53.26 46.74 NA
3 88 77.27 46.59 53.41 90.91
4 104 65.38 49.04 50.96 84.62
5 114 79.82 61.40 38.60 82.46
6 89 76.40 48.31 51.69 NA
7 97 79.38 53.61 46.39 86.60
8 103 78.64 60.19 39.81 77.67
11 111 86.49 51.35 48.65 91.89
Bettendorf CSD 1892 77.75 53.33 46.67 82.24
3 202 77.23 53.96 46.04 82.67
4 301 75.42 64.12 35.88 69.10
5 160 76.88 56.88 43.13 79.38
6 306 76.80 51.96 48.04 84.64
7 316 74.68 48.10 51.90 81.96
8 297 81.48 56.57 43.43 81.82
11 310 81.29 44.19 55.81 94.52
Bondurant-Farrar CSD 784 81.25 56.25 43.75 80.74
3 131 74.05 50.38 49.62 86.26
4 111 76.58 56.76 43.24 73.87
5 123 75.61 57.72 42.28 74.80
6 112 83.04 61.61 38.39 81.25
7 111 80.18 51.35 48.65 80.18
8 105 90.48 61.90 38.10 78.10
11 91 93.41 54.95 45.05 92.31
Boone CSD 935 72.09 44.81 55.19 NA
3 114 75.44 49.12 50.88 87.72
4 112 81.25 58.93 41.07 81.25
5 122 74.59 54.10 45.90 86.89
6 122 51.64 31.15 68.85 NA
7 138 70.29 40.58 59.42 89.13
8 160 73.75 40.00 60.00 85.63
11 167 76.65 43.71 56.29 NA
Boyden-Hull CSD 319 83.39 56.11 43.89 NA
3 44 88.64 56.82 43.18 84.09
4 48 72.92 45.83 54.17 89.58
5 46 89.13 71.74 28.26 76.09
6 48 87.50 62.50 37.50 77.08
7 41 82.93 53.66 46.34 80.49
8 44 77.27 56.82 43.18 86.36
11 48 85.42 45.83 54.17 NA
Boyer Valley CSD 208 62.98 35.58 64.42 NA
3 23 52.17 13.04 86.96 NA
4 28 35.71 25.00 75.00 92.86
5 32 71.88 40.63 59.38 81.25
6 33 60.61 54.55 45.45 81.82
7 33 66.67 27.27 72.73 90.91
8 31 74.19 45.16 54.84 80.65
11 28 75.00 35.71 64.29 NA
Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom CSD 256 76.56 50.78 49.22 NA
3 39 82.05 53.85 46.15 82.05
4 31 67.74 51.61 48.39 80.65
5 26 92.31 61.54 38.46 76.92
6 43 74.42 67.44 32.56 86.05
7 45 71.11 46.67 53.33 88.89
8 32 75.00 50.00 50.00 90.63
11 40 77.50 27.50 72.50 NA
Burlington CSD 1893 67.30 43.26 56.74 NA
3 266 64.66 46.24 53.76 87.22
4 275 68.00 48.00 52.00 82.55
5 297 71.72 47.47 52.53 84.18
6 280 61.43 41.43 58.57 88.21
7 249 63.86 32.53 67.47 90.36
8 282 70.57 47.87 52.13 86.52
11 244 70.49 37.30 62.70 NA
CAL CSD 117 55.56 29.91 70.09 NA
3 19 52.63 21.05 78.95 94.74
4 17 52.94 17.65 82.35 NA
5 17 47.06 35.29 64.71 94.12
6 12 41.67 33.33 66.67 NA
7 15 60.00 40.00 60.00 86.67
8 19 84.21 31.58 68.42 NA
11 18 44.44 33.33 66.67 NA
Calamus-Wheatland CSD 231 74.89 47.19 52.81 NA
3 27 74.07 51.85 48.15 77.78
4 23 65.22 60.87 39.13 82.61
5 37 75.68 48.65 51.35 91.89
6 34 76.47 50.00 50.00 85.29
7 46 71.74 36.96 63.04 89.13
8 31 87.10 54.84 45.16 80.65
11 33 72.73 36.36 63.64 NA
CAM CSD 262 69.47 41.22 58.78 NA
3 38 73.68 42.11 57.89 84.21
4 35 68.57 54.29 45.71 85.71
5 39 69.23 51.28 48.72 82.05
6 36 52.78 27.78 72.22 88.89
7 38 68.42 39.47 60.53 84.21
8 43 83.72 46.51 53.49 83.72
11 33 66.67 24.24 75.76 NA
Camanche CSD 530 68.87 41.89 58.11 NA
3 82 68.29 41.46 58.54 91.46
4 70 64.29 40.00 60.00 90.00
5 80 75.00 48.75 51.25 90.00
6 76 55.26 34.21 65.79 93.42
7 64 81.25 59.38 40.63 84.38
8 83 72.29 43.37 56.63 86.75
11 75 66.67 28.00 72.00 NA
Cardinal CSD 268 52.99 27.99 72.01 NA
3 34 41.18 26.47 73.53 NA
4 36 33.33 16.67 83.33 NA
5 31 67.74 48.39 51.61 90.32
6 38 36.84 26.32 73.68 92.11
7 47 70.21 38.30 61.70 NA
8 34 47.06 14.71 85.29 94.12
11 48 66.67 25.00 75.00 NA
Carlisle CSD 956 78.66 53.77 46.23 83.47
3 133 65.41 42.86 57.14 90.98
4 119 76.47 54.62 45.38 73.11
5 131 82.44 59.54 40.46 77.10
6 125 78.40 54.40 45.60 80.80
7 156 81.41 55.77 44.23 83.97
8 146 82.19 54.11 45.89 83.56
11 146 82.88 54.79 45.21 92.47
Carroll CSD 757 79.39 56.14 43.86 NA
3 125 78.40 50.40 49.60 88.00
4 109 77.06 50.46 49.54 88.07
5 102 80.39 56.86 43.14 90.20
6 103 78.64 65.05 34.95 78.64
7 88 78.41 54.55 45.45 81.82
8 124 79.84 62.90 37.10 77.42
11 106 83.02 52.83 47.17 NA
Cedar Falls CSD 2440 80.12 57.83 42.17 NA
3 341 81.52 61.00 39.00 79.18
4 401 76.31 54.11 45.89 80.80
5 343 76.38 60.35 39.65 80.47
6 344 77.62 62.50 37.50 80.23
7 350 76.29 48.29 51.71 86.57
8 326 82.52 59.51 40.49 76.69
11 335 91.34 60.00 40.00 NA
Cedar Rapids CSD 7400 68.70 46.09 53.91 NA
3 1033 66.12 45.69 54.31 85.38
4 1053 66.10 45.58 54.42 81.58
5 1096 71.90 53.74 46.26 81.30
6 1052 59.13 39.26 60.74 92.02
7 1078 68.74 43.69 56.31 86.73
8 1077 70.19 45.96 54.04 83.01
11 1011 78.93 48.57 51.43 NA
Center Point-Urbana CSD 724 75.28 49.17 50.83 85.77
3 103 69.90 46.60 53.40 86.41
4 110 68.18 50.00 50.00 80.00
5 110 74.55 52.73 47.27 88.18
6 118 67.80 43.22 56.78 89.83
7 96 86.46 51.04 48.96 78.13
8 106 71.70 44.34 55.66 84.91
11 redacted > 95 59.26 40.74 93.83
Centerville CSD 652 70.86 50.31 49.69 NA
3 86 55.81 37.21 62.79 NA
4 93 74.19 61.29 38.71 80.65
5 102 74.51 57.84 42.16 86.27
6 110 74.55 53.64 46.36 84.55
7 77 66.23 37.66 62.34 88.31
8 97 73.20 51.55 48.45 83.51
11 87 74.71 48.28 51.72 NA
Central City CSD 227 75.77 47.14 52.86 88.99
3 28 60.71 35.71 64.29 89.29
4 30 66.67 43.33 56.67 76.67
5 28 67.86 42.86 57.14 92.86
6 29 68.97 55.17 44.83 93.10
7 37 81.08 45.95 54.05 86.49
8 29 89.66 51.72 48.28 93.10
11 46 86.96 52.17 47.83 91.30
Central Clinton CSD 685 77.08 49.20 50.80 NA
3 95 71.58 50.53 49.47 82.11
4 96 70.83 48.96 51.04 85.42
5 81 87.65 59.26 40.74 81.48
6 100 72.00 40.00 60.00 87.00
7 107 74.77 45.79 54.21 90.65
8 98 72.45 51.02 48.98 82.65
11 108 90.74 50.93 49.07 NA
Central CSD 213 76.53 52.11 47.89 NA
3 33 75.76 51.52 48.48 78.79
4 28 78.57