State releases schools' test scores
School-by-school scores on the state's key standardized test were released yesterday by the state Department of Education and appear in today's Star-Bulletin beginning on Page C6.
The preliminary results detail how each of the tested grades -- 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 -- performed on the reading and math portions of the Hawaii State Assessment.
The test is given each spring, and its results are used to determine whether individual schools are in compliance with federal demands for academic achievement. School-by-school compliance determinations were announced last month.
The scores show the percentages of students who "met," "exceeded" or "approached" proficiency, and those testing "well below" proficiency in the two subjects.
The Department of Education also released school-by-school results for the national SAT (Stanford Achievement Test). They can be viewed on the Internet by going to doe.k12.hi.us and clicking on "News."
Here are preliminary results for the 2006 Hawaii State Assessment given to public school students in grades 3-8 and 10 last spring. Students are rated as "well below," "approaching," "meets" or "exceeds" proficiency in reading and math. Federal achievement demands require the combined "meets" and "exceeds" to equal at least 44 percent for reading and 28 percent for math.
Blank: Figures withheld when fewer than 40 students were tested and to protect student privacy.