COMPARE IA SCIENCE TEST SCORES FOR ALL GRADES TESTED 2015-2016

9-14-16

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

The district test scores herein, and posted on website   http://www.iowalive.net/sciencegradestested15-16.htm are reported by grade level, for all Iowa schools tested in science.  2015-2016 test scores for the grades tested in Iowa school districts were provided by the Department of Education (DE) as requested, and are provided by Iowalive in the tables below in district alphabetical and state ranking order--to make it very convenient for viewers to compare schools districts, in all science 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/sciencegradestested2014-15.htm  http://www.iowalive.net/honestavgsciencerank.htm  http://www.iowalive.net/statescienceranking.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, based on Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) & Other Tests.  95th scores were provided by the Dept. of Education upon request and without refute.

More information on U. S. performance on PISA tests is posted on website:   http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/02/02/u-s-students-improving-slowly-in-math-and-science-but-still-lagging-internationally/

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 SCIENCE

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

THE FOLLOWING TABLE IS A PARTIAL LIST.  SCORES FOR ALL DISTRICTS ARE POSTED ON WEBSITE

 http://www.iowalive.net/sciencegradestested15-16.htm AS THE LIST IS TOO LARGE FOR AN EMAIL

ONLY 6.95% OF 258,040 IA STUDENTS TESTED CAN SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE INTERNATIONALLY

ONLY 48.66% CAN SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN THE U. S.

 

IOWA SCIENCE TEST SCORES FOR ALL GRADES TESTED IN 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR. 
 Table Shows Only 48.66% Of All Students Tested Are Proficient At The 65th National Percentile Rank (NPR) Grade Level.  Even Worse, Only 6.95%  Are Proficient At 95th NPR International Grade Level.  And Much Worse,  Iowa School Officials  Falsely Claim 76% “Proficient At Grade Level”--Without Admitting It Is At The Pathetically Low 41st NPR  Iowa Proficiency Standard.    Source:  Dept. Of Ed. & Iowalive  9-14-16
Iowa State Ranking At National 65th 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
184 A H S T 272 335 81.19 164 48.96 16 4.78
  3 28 38 73.68 18 47.37   0.00
  4 27 35 77.14 15 42.86 1 2.86
  5 30 33 90.91 10 30.30   0.00
  6 22 35 62.86 15 42.86   0.00
  7 28 38 73.68 15 39.47   0.00
  8 38 44 86.36 20 45.45 1 2.27
  10 51 57 89.47 40 70.18 8 14.04
  11 48 55 87.27 31 56.36 6 10.91
218 Adair-Casey 123 155 79.35 72 46.45 9 5.81
  3 14 16 87.50 5 31.25   0.00
  4 13 16 81.25 7 43.75 1 6.25
  5 19 26 73.08 10 38.46   0.00
  6 19 28 67.86 11 39.29 1 3.57
  7 14 18 77.78 7 38.89   0.00
  8 18 21 85.71 14 66.67 1 4.76
  10 15 17 88.24 10 58.82 3 17.65
  11 11 13 84.62 8 61.54 3 23.08
33 Adel DeSoto Minburn 802 927 86.52 569 61.38 109 11.76
  3 104 131 79.39 52 39.69 3 2.29
  4 113 124 91.13 84 67.74 13 10.48
  5 82 116 70.69 47 40.52 3 2.59
  6 84 96 87.50 58 60.42 10 10.42
  7 101 120 84.17 78 65.00 11 9.17
  8 109 112 97.32 87 77.68 17 15.18
  10 110 117 94.02 86 73.50 28 23.93
  11 99 111 89.19 77 69.37 24 21.62
137 AGWSR 240 298 80.54 157 52.68 19 6.38
  3 37 45 82.22 28 62.22   0.00
  4 30 38 78.95 23 60.53 5 13.16
  5 31 41 75.61 14 34.15   0.00
  6 23 36 63.89 13 36.11 1 2.78
  7 30 33 90.91 17 51.52 1 3.03
  8 23 27 85.19 18 66.67 2 7.41
  10 31 40 77.50 22 55.00 3 7.50
  11 35 38 92.11 22 57.89 7 18.42
136 Akron Westfield 271 326 83.13 172 52.76 21 6.44
  3 42 53 79.25 23 43.40 2 3.77
  4 38 41 92.68 30 73.17 4 9.76
  5 28 37 75.68 13 35.14   0.00
  6 23 36 63.89 14 38.89 3 8.33
  7 30 34 88.24 17 50.00   0.00
  8 36 42 85.71 26 61.90 4 9.52
  10 32 36 88.89 21 58.33   0.00
  11 42 47 89.36 28 59.57 8 17.02
22 Albert City-Truesdale 38 43 88.37 27 62.79 7 16.28
  3 14 15 93.33 11 73.33 3 20.00
  4 small N small N small N small N small N small N small N
  5 12 14 85.71 6 42.86 2 14.29
  6 small N small N small N small N small N small N small N
199 Albia 490 639 76.68 306 47.89 21 3.29
  3 61 80 76.25 43 53.75 3 3.75
  4 57 78 73.08 32 41.03 1 1.28
  5 61 80 76.25 32 40.00   0.00
  6 61 85 71.76 32 37.65   0.00
  7 58 85 68.24 27 31.76   0.00
  8 65 78 83.33 50 64.10 4 5.13
  10 64 77 83.12 48 62.34 9 11.69
  11 63 76 82.89 42 55.26 4 5.26
264 Alburnett 255 344 74.13 149 43.31 24 6.98
  3 40 47 85.11 21 44.68 2 4.26
  4 31 45 68.89 25 55.56 4 8.89
  5 27 39 69.23 13 33.33 2 5.13
  6 18 41 43.90 11 26.83 1 2.44
  7 31 46 67.39 13 28.26   0.00
  8 41 43 95.35 24 55.81 6 13.95
  10 42 47 89.36 26 55.32 4 8.51
  11 25 36 69.44 16 44.44 5 13.89
217 Alden 106 148 71.62 69 46.62 7 4.73
  3 10 14 71.43 7 50.00 1 7.14
  4 22 28 78.57 14 50.00 3 10.71
  5 13 19 68.42 7 36.84   0.00
  6 61 87 70.11 41 47.13 3 3.45
189 Algona 571 747 76.44 363 48.59 30 4.02
  3 83 104 79.81 52 50.00 1 0.96
  4 77 96 80.21 40 41.67 3 3.13
  5 48 82 58.54 29 35.37   0.00
  6 59 86 68.60 40 46.51 2 2.33
  7 73 94 77.66 36 38.30 4 4.26
  8 82 97 84.54 64 65.98 5 5.15
  10 85 104 81.73 62 59.62 8 7.69
  11 64 84 76.19 40 47.62 7 8.33
113 Allamakee 518 635 81.57 343 54.02 45 7.09
  3 69 76 90.79 40 52.63 2 2.63
  4 64 73 87.67 47 64.38 11 15.07
  5 58 68 85.29 36 52.94 1 1.47
  6 37 66 56.06 20 30.30 2 3.03
  7 79 96 82.29 50 52.08 1 1.04
  8 70 81 86.42 53 65.43 9 11.11
  10 58 75 77.33 43 57.33 8 10.67
  11 83 100 83.00 54 54.00 11 11.00
268 Alta 154 216 71.30 93 43.06 7 3.24
  3 33 45 73.33 20 44.44   0.00
  4 23 38 60.53 16 42.11 1 2.63
  5 23 36 63.89 10 27.78   0.00
  10 43 56 76.79 25 44.64 2 3.57
  11 32 41 78.05 22 53.66 4 9.76
3 Ames 1,893 2,165 87.44 1,518 70.12 475 21.94
  3 255 273 93.41 200 73.26 57 20.88
  4 228 255 89.41 186 72.94 59 23.14
  5 220 252 87.30 158 62.70 29 11.51
  6 217 292 74.32 161 55.14 39 13.36
  7 230 261 88.12 185 70.88 33 12.64
  8 252 282 89.36 210 74.47 79 28.01
  10 250 281 88.97 210 74.73 93 33.10
  11 241 269 89.59 208 77.32 86 31.97
247 Anamosa 503 668 75.30 297 44.46 42 6.29
  3 54 75 72.00 27 36.00 4 5.33
  4 56 75 74.67 33 44.00 7 9.33
  5 46 71 64.79 26 36.62 3 4.23
  6 65 82 79.27 34 41.46 3 3.66
  7 78 96 81.25 48 50.00 5 5.21
  8 85 98 86.73 54 55.10 11 11.22
  10 65 94 69.15 42 44.68 5 5.32
  11 54 77 70.13 33 42.86 4 5.19
319 Andrew 54 84 64.29 30 35.71 2 2.38
  3 6 11 54.55 2 18.18   0.00
  4 9 15 60.00 6 40.00   0.00
  5 small N small N small N small N small N small N small N
  6 8 16 50.00 3 18.75   0.00
  7 10 16 62.50 5 31.25   0.00
  8 13 17 76.47 8 47.06 2 11.76
4 Ankeny 5,332 5,918 90.10 4,135 69.87 904 15.28
  3 694 793 87.52 497 62.67 80 10.09
  4 717 788 90.99 560 71.07 157 19.92
  5 683 781 87.45 475 60.82 54 6.91
  6 648 772 83.94 478 61.92 78 10.10
  7 690 745 92.62 544 73.02 76 10.20
  8 709 748 94.79 591 79.01 181 24.20
  10 607 648 93.67 507 78.24 135 20.83
  11 584 643 90.82 483 75.12 143 22.24
208 Aplington-Parkersburg 367 469 78.25 222 47.33 34 7.25
  3 53 62 85.48 35 56.45 4 6.45
  4 43 51 84.31 31 60.78 9 17.65
  5 41 60 68.33 25 41.67 1 1.67
  6 40 52 76.92 16 30.77 2 3.85
  7 36 50 72.00 18 36.00 1 2.00
  8 50 64 78.13 34 53.13 7 10.94
  10 57 69 82.61 34 49.28 5 7.25
  11 47 61 77.05 29 47.54 5 8.20
54 Ar-We-Va 99 117 84.62 69 58.97 9 7.69
  3 13 17 76.47 5 29.41   0.00
  4 10 10 100.00 9 90.00 2 20.00
  5 11 14 78.57 7 50.00   0.00
  6 12 14 85.71 6 42.86 1 7.14
  7 12 15 80.00 8 53.33   0.00
  8 13 14 92.86 8 57.14 1 7.14
  10 12 15 80.00 12 80.00 2 13.33
  11 16 18 88.89 14 77.78 3 16.67
116 Atlantic 667 839 79.50 452 53.87 67 7.99
  3 92 121 76.03 56 46.28 6 4.96
  4 87 100 87.00 60 60.00 12 12.00
  5 85 106 80.19 60 56.60 5 4.72
  6 64 91 70.33 44 48.35 5 5.49
  7 87 109 79.82 50 45.87 5 4.59
  8 83 102 81.37 64 62.75 16 15.69
  10 92 112 82.14 68 60.71 12 10.71
  11 77 98 78.57 50 51.02 6 6.12
67 Audubon 230 279 82.44 161 57.71 22 7.89
  3 31 38 81.58 24 63.16 3 7.89
  4 29 36 80.56 18 50.00 2 5.56
  5 22 31 70.97 10 32.26 2 6.45
  6 30 37 81.08 18 48.65 3 8.11
  7 34 39 87.18 22 56.41 3 7.69
  8 28 35 80.00 22 62.86 2 5.71
  10 23 27 85.19 19 70.37 2 7.41
  11 33 36 91.67 28 77.78 5 13.89
266 Aurelia 141 183 77.05 79 43.17 13 7.10
  3 9 10 90.00 5 50.00   0.00
  4 9 10 90.00 9 90.00 1 10.00
  5 10 11 90.91 5 45.45   0.00
  6 34 47 72.34 12 25.53 1 2.13
  7 38 50 76.00 21 42.00 2 4.00
  8 41 55 74.55 27 49.09 9 16.36
130 Ballard 772 953 81.01 507 53.20 74 7.76
  3 97 127 76.38 71 55.91 3 2.36
  4 90 101 89.11 62 61.39 14 13.86
  5 80 109 73.39 48 44.04 2 1.83
  6 71 102 69.61 34 33.33 1 0.98
  7 103 128 80.47 55 42.97 4 3.13
  8 118 129 91.47 86 66.67 18 13.95
  10 108 129 83.72 75 58.14 13 10.08
  11 105 128 82.03 76 59.38 19 14.84
79 Battle Creek-Ida Grove 229 259 88.42 146 56.37 23 8.88
  3 49 53 92.45 32 60.38 3 5.66
  4 47 56 83.93 25 44.64 7 12.50
  5 36 41 87.80 17 41.46 1 2.44
  10 57 62 91.94 41 66.13 6 9.68
  11 40 47 85.11 31 65.96 6 12.77
101 Baxter 195 241 80.91 132 54.77 22 9.13
  3 23 35 65.71 12 34.29 1 2.86
  4 34 35 97.14 27 77.14 8 22.86
  5 29 36 80.56 18 50.00 2 5.56
  6 17 21 80.95 14 66.67 3 14.29
  7 24 26 92.31 16 61.54 2 7.69
  8 21 28 75.00 15 53.57 4 14.29
  10 26 30 86.67 15 50.00 1 3.33
  11 21 30 70.00 15 50.00 1 3.33
252 BCLUW 262 340 77.06 150 44.12 11 3.24
  3 35 48 72.92 24 50.00 2 4.17
  4 33 41 80.49 16 39.02 1 2.44
  5 27 41 65.85 10 24.39 1 2.44
  6 29 47 61.70 16 34.04   0.00
  7 26 35 74.29 17 48.57   0.00
  8 32 36 88.89 21 58.33   0.00
  10 39 45 86.67 21 46.67 3 6.67
  11 41 47 87.23 25 53.19 4 8.51
36 Bedford 210 250 84.00 152 60.80 17 6.80
  3 20 28 71.43 13 46.43   0.00
  4 37 42 88.10 28 66.67 4 9.52
  5 23 25 92.00 14 56.00   0.00
  6 26 32 81.25 17 53.13 1 3.13
  7 22 25 88.00 19 76.00 3 12.00
  8 28 32 87.50 20 62.50 2 6.25
  10 26 28 92.86 22 78.57 3 10.71
  11 28 38 73.68 19 50.00 4 10.53
231 Belle Plaine 208 282 73.76 128 45.39 11 3.90
  3 25 32 78.13 16 50.00 1 3.13
  4 20 24 83.33 13 54.17 3 12.50
  5 27 38 71.05 15 39.47   0.00
  6 29 45 64.44 17 37.78   0.00
  7 23 35 65.71 14 40.00 1 2.86
  8 27 41 65.85 18 43.90 1 2.44
  10 30 35 85.71 15 42.86 2 5.71
  11 27 32 84.38 20 62.50 3 9.38
80 Bellevue 275 348 79.02 196 56.32 30 8.62
  3 35 36 97.22 27 75.00 1 2.78
  4 42 49 85.71 30 61.22 8 16.33
  5 26 35 74.29 20 57.14 1 2.86
  6 26 43 60.47 18 41.86 2 4.65
  7 30 42 71.43 20 47.62 1 2.38
  8 47 55 85.45 34 61.82 7 12.73
  10 35 40 87.50 25 62.50 5 12.50
  11 34 48 70.83 22 45.83 5 10.42
261 Belmond-Klemme 297 405 73.33 177 43.70 9 2.22
  3 25 48 52.08 13 27.08   0.00
  4 33 39 84.62 22 56.41   0.00
  5 36 53 67.92 22 41.51   0.00
  6 44 60 73.33 29 48.33 1 1.67
  7 35 54 64.81 20 37.04 1 1.85
  8 36 42 85.71 23 54.76 4 9.52
  10 39 50 78.00 14 28.00 1 2.00
  11 49 59 83.05 34 57.63 2 3.39
237 Bennett 23 31 74.19 14 45.16 2 6.45
  3 small N small N small N small N small N small N small N
  4 small N small N small N small N small N small N small N
  5 small N small N small N small N small N small N small N
  6 7 10 70.00 3 30.00   0.00
132 Benton 711 820 86.71 435 53.05 57 6.95
  3 84 90 93.33 55 61.11 10 11.11
  4 75 93 80.65 47 50.54 8 8.60
  5 78 93 83.87 39 41.94 6 6.45
  6 95 115 82.61 45 39.13 6 5.22
  7 105 111 94.59 67 60.36 4 3.60
  8 77 89 86.52 51 57.30 4 4.49
  10 98 118 83.05 60 50.85 9 7.63
  11 99 111 89.19 71 63.96 10 9.01
78 Bettendorf 1,985 2,465 80.53 1,390 56.39 213 8.64
  3 218 244 89.34 172 70.49 37 15.16
  4 251 289 86.85 189 65.40 40 13.84
  5 228 290 78.62 152 52.41 8 2.76
  6 233 303 76.90 167 55.12 26 8.58
  7 251 318 78.93 181 56.92 16 5.03
  8 288 334 86.23 198 59.28 29 8.68
  10 250 325 76.92 167 51.38 19 5.85
  11 266 362 73.48 164 45.30 38 10.50
34 Bondurant-Farrar 910 1,052 86.50 642 61.03 103