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Lindbergh School District MAP scores show positive gains, administrator says


The Lindbergh School District's Missouri Assessment Program scores once again were higher than the state scores in all four subject areas and in all six tested grade levels, according to a district news release.

The grade levels tested are: third grade, communication arts and science; fourth grade, math and social studies; seventh grade, communication arts and science; eighth grade, math and social studies; 10th grade, math and science; and 11th grade communication arts and social studies.

On a five-step scale, Lindbergh's goal is to move students out of the bottom two levels, step 1 and progressing, and into the top two steps, proficient and advanced. Lindbergh's target calls for 3 percent growth in the top two steps and 3 percent reduction in the bottom two steps.

"MAP results this year have shown improvement, and should be celebrated," Lindbergh Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Nancy Rathjen stated in the news release. "In looking at the scores for the past five years, the trend lines show upward growth for all four subject areas tested and for all six tested grade levels."

At the elementary level, the percentage of students scoring proficient or above increased in all subjects, while the percentage of students scoring at the bottom two levels decreased in math and social studies.

At the middle school level, the percentage of seventh-grade students scoring proficient or advanced increased in both communication arts and science. The percentage of middle school students scoring at the bottom two levels decreased in math, communication arts and science.

"The high school met its 3 percent growth or reduction targets in all four areas tested," Rathjen stated, noting the percentage of students in the bottom two levels decreased by at least 3 percent and in two cases by 6 percent, while the percentage of students in the proficient and advanced levels increased by at least 3 percent.

"We are pleased with this year's MAP results," she said. "This fall, all schools are focused on analyzing student achievement data. We are aiming to meet targets that show growth and learning for all students.

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