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

9-17-18

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 science.  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 science 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 superior 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. 

Science  rankings are posted on website http://www.iowalive.net/2014-2015iasciencerank.htm    to show 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 SCIENCE

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

NAMES OF IOWA'S 8 LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE SHAMEFULLY SHOWN IN RED

SCIENCE 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  9-17-15 
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 65th National Grade Level Percent Below 95th NPR International Grade Level
Adair-Casey CSD 89 82.02 43.82 56.18 95.51
3 18 88.89 33.33 66.67 94.44
5 24 87.50 50.00 50.00 95.83
8 22 77.27 36.36 63.64 95.45
11 25 76.00 52.00 48.00 96.00
Adel DeSoto Minburn CSD 429 86.48 58.04 41.96 89.74
3 124 85.48 51.61 48.39 94.35
5 94 84.04 44.68 55.32 95.74
8 106 91.51 65.09 34.91 85.85
11 105 84.76 70.48 29.52 82.86
AGWSR CSD 148 83.78 61.49 38.51 93.92
3 38 76.32 60.53 39.47 94.74
5 38 89.47 65.79 34.21 100.00
8 39 87.18 64.10 35.90 94.87
11 33 81.82 54.55 45.45 84.85
A-H-S-T CSD 154 70.78 44.81 55.19 95.45
3 33 66.67 39.39 60.61 100.00
5 34 55.88 32.35 67.65 100.00
8 37 70.27 51.35 48.65 91.89
11 50 84.00 52.00 48.00 92.00
Akron Westfield CSD 128 87.50 46.09 53.91 92.97
3 38 81.58 44.74 55.26 100.00
5 31 83.87 32.26 67.74 100.00
8 27 92.59 44.44 55.56 92.59
11 32 93.75 62.50 37.50 78.13
Albert City-Truesdale CSD 12 100.00 83.33 16.67 91.67
3 redacted redacted redacted NA NA
5 redacted redacted redacted NA NA
Albia CSD 320 74.69 45.94 54.06 96.56
3 82 59.76 36.59 63.41 100.00
5 80 76.25 37.50 62.50 100.00
8 73 78.08 52.05 47.95 94.52
11 85 84.71 57.65 42.35 91.76
Alburnett CSD 189 82.01 48.15 51.85 91.01
3 51 82.35 43.14 56.86 92.16
5 43 79.07 37.21 62.79 97.67
8 47 91.49 76.60 23.40 76.60
11 48 75.00 35.42 64.58 97.92
Alden CSD 50 76.00 38.00 62.00 100.00
3 29 68.97 34.48 65.52 100.00
5 21 85.71 42.86 57.14 100.00
Algona CSD 380 75.00 48.42 51.58 93.16
3 101 75.25 45.54 54.46 99.01
5 85 65.88 35.29 64.71 98.82
8 94 77.66 51.06 48.94 92.55
11 100 80.00 60.00 40.00 83.00
Allamakee CSD 311 83.92 57.88 42.12 90.35
3 76 81.58 51.32 48.68 92.11
5 68 72.06 42.65 57.35 95.59
8 79 87.34 67.09 32.91 91.14
11 88 92.05 67.05 32.95 84.09
Alta CSD 121 78.51 47.93 52.07 94.21
3 36 77.78 47.22 52.78 94.44
5 33 69.70 30.30 69.70 100.00
11 52 84.62 59.62 40.38 90.38
Ames CSD 1,106 87.52 69.35 30.65 76.31
3 255 88.63 65.49 34.51 85.88
5 304 84.54 60.86 39.14 87.50
8 284 89.08 73.24 26.76 71.48
11 263 88.21 78.71 21.29 59.32
Anamosa CSD 337 75.37 44.81 55.19 92.88
3 79 75.95 37.97 62.03 94.94
5 75 68.00 41.33 58.67 97.33
8 91 81.32 56.04 43.96 91.21
11 92 75.00 42.39 57.61 89.13
Andrew CSD 50 84.00 50.00 50.00 96.00
3 17 82.35 58.82 41.18 94.12
5 19 78.95 26.32 73.68 100.00
8 14 92.86 71.43 28.57 92.86
Ankeny C S D 2,846 89.49 66.73 33.27 85.73
3 784 88.14 62.24 37.76 89.16
5 763 87.29 61.34 38.66 93.84
8 685 92.26 70.80 29.20 83.36
11 614 90.88 74.59 25.41 73.94
Aplington-Parkersburg CSD 230 81.74 53.91 46.09 91.30
3 52 82.69 59.62 40.38 92.31
5 54 70.37 27.78 72.22 96.30
8 53 86.79 58.49 41.51 88.68
11 71 85.92 66.20 33.80 88.73
Ar-We-Va CSD 51 90.20 64.71 35.29 92.16
3 13 92.31 53.85 46.15 92.31
5 13 84.62 76.92 23.08 100.00
8 12 100.00 83.33 16.67 83.33
11 13 84.62 46.15 53.85 92.31
Atlantic CSD 372 79.30 52.15 47.85 92.20
3 107 79.44 45.79 54.21 91.59
5 91 68.13 42.86 57.14 97.80
8 98 89.80 64.29 35.71 90.82
11 76 78.95 56.58 43.42 88.16
Audubon CSD 153 81.05 45.10 54.90 93.46
3 36 72.22 30.56 69.44 100.00
5 37 83.78 37.84 62.16 97.30
8 27 85.19 37.04 62.96 100.00
11 53 83.02 64.15 35.85 83.02
Aurelia CSD 77 79.22 53.25 46.75 90.91
3 10 100.00 100.00 0.00 70.00
5 14 71.43 50.00 50.00 100.00
8 53 77.36 45.28 54.72 92.45
Ballard CSD 426 75.59 54.69 45.31 91.78
3 98 70.41 47.96 52.04 97.96
5 104 64.42 39.42 60.58 99.04
8 113 87.61 69.91 30.09 91.15
11 111 78.38 59.46 40.54 80.18
Battle Creek-Ida Grove CSD 155 83.87 54.84 45.16 94.19
3 54 94.44 59.26 40.74 94.44
5 49 75.51 46.94 53.06 100.00
8 redacted redacted redacted NA NA
11 51 82.35 58.82 41.18 88.24
Baxter CSD 117 87.18 61.54 38.46 92.31
3 35 82.86 48.57 51.43 88.57
5 22 86.36 77.27 22.73 100.00
8 30 90.00 63.33 36.67 93.33
11 30 90.00 63.33 36.67 90.00
BCLUW CSD 186 79.03 45.70 54.30 97.85
3 40 77.50 45.00 55.00 97.50
5 46 78.26 34.78 65.22 100.00
8 52 80.77 46.15 53.85 100.00
11 48 79.17 56.25 43.75 93.75
Bedford CSD 132 92.42 65.15 34.85 90.15
3 41 92.68 58.54 41.46 100.00
5 30 86.67 60.00 40.00 96.67
8 26 88.46 76.92 23.08 69.23
11 35 100.00 68.57 31.43 88.57
Belle Plaine CSD 151 82.12 53.64 46.36 96.69
3 24 83.33 66.67 33.33 91.67
5 47 89.36 57.45 42.55 100.00
8 46 80.43 47.83 52.17 95.65
11 34 73.53 47.06 52.94 97.06
Bellevue CSD 191 81.68 57.07 42.93 91.10
3 45 84.44 53.33 46.67 88.89
5 40 85.00 60.00 40.00 97.50
8 55 78.18 56.36 43.64 87.27
11 51 80.39 58.82 41.18 92.16
Belmond-Klemme CSD 176 82.39 52.84 47.16 96.59
3 35 71.43 37.14 62.86 100.00
5 64 87.50 62.50 37.50 100.00
8 38 86.84 60.53 39.47 89.47
11 39 79.49 43.59 56.41 94.87
Bennett CSD 20 80.00 55.00 45.00 95.00
3 redacted redacted redacted NA NA
5 12 83.33 50.00 50.00 91.67
Benton CSD 399 80.20 53.13 46.87 91.48
3 90 82.22 47.78 52.22 95.56
5 111 77.48 46.85 53.15 93.69
8 100 85.00 61.00 39.00 92.00
11 98 76.53 57.14 42.86 84.69
Bettendorf CSD 1,247 82.28 54.45 45.55 90.54
3 275 89.45 61.45 38.55 88.00
5 297 81.14 55.22 44.78 94.61
8 336 81.25 49.40 50.60 90.18
11 339 78.47 53.10 46.90 89.38
Bondurant-Farrar CSD 486 86.42 60.91 39.09 89.30
3 149 81.21 52.35 47.65 92.62
5 115 86.09 57.39 42.61 94.78
8 117 92.31 69.23 30.77 88.03
11 105 87.62 67.62 32.38 80.00
Boone CSD 534 81.84 51.69 48.31 93.26
3 130 67.69 30.00 70.00 97.69
5 112 83.93 52.68 47.32 93.75
8 136 86.76 57.35 42.65 91.18
11 156 87.82 64.10 35.90 91.03
Boyden-Hull CSD 185 86.49 54.05 45.95 90.81
3 47 85.11 46.81 53.19 100.00
5 49 89.80 44.90 55.10 97.96
8 44 90.91 65.91 34.09 77.27
11 45 80.00 60.00 40.00 86.67
Boyer Valley CSD 116 80.17 54.31 45.69 96.55
3 25 88.00 64.00 36.00 96.00
5 31 77.42 41.94 58.06 100.00
8 33 81.82 60.61 39.39 93.94
11 27 74.07 51.85 48.15 96.30
Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom CSD 165 77.58 50.30 49.70 93.33
3 34 88.24 73.53 26.47 91.18
5 34 58.82 29.41 70.59 97.06
8 44 88.64 63.64 36.36 86.36
11 53 73.58 37.74 62.26 98.11
Burlington CSD 1,028 70.72 41.54 58.46 95.14
3 286 71.33 37.76 62.24 95.45
5 278 72.66 41.37 58.63 98.56
8 234 69.23 44.02 55.98 91.88
11 230 69.13 43.91 56.09 93.91
CAL CSD 57 70.18 28.07 71.93 96.49
3 16 43.75 18.75 81.25 100.00
5 16 87.50 25.00 75.00 100.00
8 13 76.92 38.46 61.54 100.00
11 12 75.00 33.33 66.67 83.33
Calamus-Wheatland CSD 139 81.29 49.64 50.36 93.53
3 30 86.67 43.33 56.67 100.00
5 26 80.77 53.85 46.15 100.00
8 46 84.78 52.17 47.83 91.30
11 37 72.97 48.65 51.35 86.49
CAM CSD 175 88.00 52.00 48.00 91.43
3 33 84.85 45.45 54.55 96.97
5 40 87.50 50.00 50.00 95.00
8 46 89.13 43.48 56.52 91.30
11 56 89.29 64.29 35.71 85.71
Camanche CSD 280 83.21 57.14 42.86 92.50
3 66 71.21 40.91 59.09 96.97
5 71 81.69 43.66 56.34 100.00
8 63 90.48 74.60 25.40 85.71
11 80 88.75 68.75 31.25 87.50
Cardinal CSD 168 72.02 36.90 63.10 95.24
3 44 72.73 25.00 75.00 97.73
5 40 60.00 25.00 75.00 100.00
8 44 70.45 40.91 59.09 97.73
11 40 85.00 57.50 42.50 85.00
Carlisle CSD 565 81.06 53.27 46.73 92.74
3 125 80.80 55.20 44.80 92.80
5 125 81.60 48.80 51.20 95.20
8 164 83.54 54.27 45.73 92.07
11 151 78.15 54.30 45.70 91.39
Carroll CSD 443 86.00 61.85 38.15 93.23
3 132 80.30 50.00 50.00 98.48
5 113 77.88 48.67 51.33 99.12
8 90 94.44 75.56 24.44 86.67
11 108 94.44 78.70 21.30 86.11
Cedar Falls CSD 1,506 85.06 61.75 38.25 87.25
3 373 82.31 59.79 40.21 95.98
5 403 79.16 46.65 53.35 99.26
8 358 88.55 64.53 35.47 84.36
11 372 90.86 77.42 22.58 68.28
Cedar Rapids CSD 4,157 69.81 44.46 55.54 93.19
3 1,013 61.60 37.22 62.78 98.12
5 1,055 61.04 32.42 67.58 99.43
8 1,085 75.30 49.03 50.97 92.81
11 1,004 81.37 59.46 40.54 82.07
Center Point-Urbana CSD 415 85.78 63.37 36.63 87.71
3 104 80.77 55.77 44.23 88.46
5 110 79.09 52.73 47.27 94.55
8 97 92.78 71.13 28.87 86.60
11 104 91.35 75.00 25.00 80.77
Centerville CSD 342 80.41 50.29 49.71 93.57
3 85 72.94 38.82 61.18 96.47
5 87 82.76 52.87 47.13 96.55
8 82 81.71 54.88 45.12 92.68
11 88 84.09 54.55 45.45 88.64
Central City CSD 131 80.92 51.15 48.85 90.84
3 26 92.31 53.85 46.15 92.31
5 33 75.76 45.45 54.55 96.97
8 36 72.22 38.89 61.11 91.67
11 36 86.11 66.67 33.33 83.33
Central Clinton CSD 411 85.16 56.93 43.07 91.24
3 89 82.02 42.70 57.30 95.51
5 98 84.69 53.06 46.94 95.92
8 101 86.14 61.39 38.61 92.08
11 123 86.99 66.67 33.33 83.74
Central CSD 132 80.30 53.03 46.97 93.18
3 37 72.97 43.24 56.76 97.30
5 29 82.76 44.83 55.17 100.00
8 30 93.33 53.33 46.67 90.00
11 36 75.00 69.44 30.56 86.11
Central Decatur CSD 191 73.82 39.27 60.73 98.95
3 45 57.78 26.67 73.33 97.78
5 57 82.46 43.86 56.14 100.00
8 46 78.26 43.48 56.52 100.00
11 43 74.42 41.86 58.14 97.67
Central Lee CSD 295 79.66 45.08 54.92 94.24
3 62 70.97 45.16 54.84 98.39
5 75 81.33 44.00 56.00 100.00
8 80 80.00 41.25 58.75 96.25
11 78 84.62 50.00 50.00 83.33
Central Lyon CSD 177 90.96 67.80 32.20 83.05
3 53 96.23 69.81 30.19 90.57
5 44 81.82 56.82 43.18 84.09
8 42 85.71 83.33 16.67 73.81
11 38 100.00 60.53 39.47 81.58
Central Springs CSD 220 81.36 49.09 50.91 94.55
3 50 86.00 52.00 48.00 94.00
5 63 73.02 41.27 58.73 95.24
8 54 90.74 59.26 40.74 92.59
11 53 77.36 45.28 54.72 96.23
Chariton CSD 277 77.26 50.90 49.10 92.42
5 83 69.88 36.14 63.86 97.59
8 95 81.05 57.89 42.11 91.58
11 99 79.80 56.57 43.43 88.89
Charles City CSD 406 76.35 53.69 46.31 90.89
3 95 58.95 38.95 61.05 98.95
5 90 67.78 41.11 58.89 100.00
8 115 86.96 64.35 35.65 82.61
11 106 87.74 66.04 33.96 84.91
Charter Oak-Ute CSD 73 73.97 35.62 64.38 94.52
3 20 85.00 50.00 50.00 90.00
5 19 63.16 15.79 84.21 94.74
8 14 71.43 50.00 50.00 100.00
11 20 75.00 30.00 70.00 95.00
Cherokee CSD 274 83.58 56.20 43.80 89.78
3 74 75.68 43.24 56.76 97.30
5 64 79.69 42.19 57.81 100.00
8 68 92.65 73.53 26.47 73.53
11 68 86.76 66.18 33.82 88.24
Clarinda CSD 271 78.23 49.08 50.92 94.83
3 68 73.53 48.53 51.47 97.06
5 62 83.87 48.39 51.61 100.00
8 67 83.58 56.72 43.28 91.04
11 74 72.97 43.24 56.76 91.89
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows CSD 237 77.22 48.10 51.90 96.20
3 58 68.97 34.48 65.52 100.00
5 57 78.95 45.61 54.39 94.74
8 69 86.96 57.97 42.03 97.10
11 53 71.70 52.83 47.17 92.45
Clarke CSD 358 70.67 39.11 60.89 95.81
3 103 66.99 29.13 70.87 100.00
5 83 73.49 33.73 66.27 100.00
8 85 74.12 49.41 50.59 91.76
11 87 68.97 45.98 54.02 90.80
Clarksville CSD 93 84.95 54.84 45.16 95.70
3 26 92.31 53.85 46.15 96.15
5 21 71.43 47.62 52.38 95.24
8 20 80.00 65.00 35.00 100.00
11 26 92.31 53.85 46.15 92.31
Clay Central-Everly CSD 87 87.36 57.47 42.53 93.10
3 17 82.35 58.82 41.18 100.00
5 24 79.17 41.67 58.33 100.00
8 26 92.31 53.85 46.15 92.31
11 20 95.00 80.00 20.00 80.00
Clayton Ridge CSD 173 85.55 54.34 45.66 97.69
3 32 81.25 59.38 40.63 100.00
5 39 89.74 61.54 38.46 100.00
8 48 81.25 43.75 56.25 95.83
11 54 88.89 55.56 44.44 96.30
Clear Creek Amana CSD 536 76.87 48.51 51.49 93.47
3 148 72.97 47.97 52.03 98.65
5 140 70.71 33.57 66.43 100.00
8 124 79.84 54.03 45.97 91.94
11 124 85.48 60.48 39.52 81.45
Clear Lake CSD 343 82.51 55.69 44.31 94.75
3 81 83.95 49.38 50.62 98.77
5 87 83.91 55.17 44.83 100.00
8 83 86.75 62.65 37.35 92.77
11 92 76.09 55.43 44.57 88.04
Clinton CSD 925 79.57 47.57 52.43 92.32
3 247 85.83 51.42 48.58 93.12
5 204 78.43 42.65 57.35 95.10
8 228 76.75 47.81 52.19 89.91
11 246 76.83 47.56 52.44 91.46
Colfax-Mingo CSD 183 88.52 55.74 44.26 89.07
3 47 87.23 53.19 46.81 91.49
5 48 91.67 60.42 39.58 95.83
8 49 87.76 61.22 38.78 81.63
11 39 87.18 46.15 53.85 87.18
College CSD 1,401 72.38 44.47 55.53 93.50
3 374 59.09 33.42 66.58 99.20
5 367 65.67 30.52 69.48 99.73
8 354 82.77 57.63 42.37 90.96
11 306 84.64 59.48 40.52 82.03
Collins-Maxwell CSD 127 77.17 52.76 47.24 94.49
3 39 82.05 51.28 48.72 97.44
5 32 84.38 56.25 43.75 96.88
8 33 81.82 63.64 36.36 87.88
11 23 52.17 34.78 65.22 95.65
Colo-Nesco CSD 126 82.54 50.00 50.00 98.41
3 28 82.14 64.29 35.71 96.43
5 39 76.92 51.28 48.72 100.00
8 32 84.38 43.75 56.25 96.88
11 27 88.89 40.74 59.26 100.00
Columbus CSD 192 57.29 29.69 70.31 95.31
3 43 48.84 20.93 79.07 100.00
5 47 51.06 23.40 76.60 100.00
8 49 67.35 40.82 59.18 91.84
11 53 60.38 32.08 67.92 90.57
Coon Rapids-Bayard CSD 98 79.59 52.04 47.96 90.82
3 18 83.33 44.44 55.56 100.00
5 27 77.78 48.15 51.85 96.30
8 24 83.33 70.83 29.17 91.67
11 29 75.86 44.83 55.17 79.31
Corning CSD 104 77.88 48.08 51.92 95.19
3 25 76.00 44.00 56.00 96.00
5 29 79.31 41.38 58.62 96.55
11 50 78.00 54.00 46.00 94.00
Corwith-Wesley CSD 19 84.21 57.89 42.11 89.47
8 10 70.00 60.00 40.00 100.00
11 redacted redacted redacted NA NA
Council Bluffs CSD 2,189 66.88 37.28 62.72 96.57
3 625 60.00 34.72 65.28 99.04
5 542 63.28 32.47 67.53 99.82
8 519 74.18 40.66 59.34 94.99
11 503 71.77 42.15 57.85 91.65
Creston CSD 382 81.94 53.40 46.60 95.55
3 96 83.33 43.75 56.25 98.96
5 84 70.24 40.48 59.52 97.62
8 82 91.46 65.85 34.15 92.68
11 120 82.50 61.67 38.33 93.33
Dallas Center-Grimes CSD 679 90.57 67.30 32.70 86.01
3 188 92.55 69.15 30.85 86.17
5 172 91.28 65.70 34.30 94.77
8 159 89.31 65.41 34.59 81.76
11 160 88.75 68.75 31.25 80.63
Danville CSD 195 80.00 46.15 53.85 95.38
3 57 75.44 49.12 50.88 98.25
5 40 77.50 40.00 60.00 97.50
8 51 80.39 49.02 50.98