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School district improves on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2011 15:48 PM

The Ames Community School District in Iowa had until September 15 to submit its Annual Progress Report to the state's Board of Education, according to the Ames Tribune. This document, which was recently shared at a meeting of the Ames Community School Board of Directors, revealed students' progress on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) for the 2010-2011 academic year.

The ITBS is a part of the Iowa Testing Programs, which is provided to schools in the state by the College of Education at the University of Iowa, the institution's website stated. Among the subjects the assessment covers are reading, science and math.

According to the news source, the Ames Community School District exceeded its goals in the areas of reading and science on the ITBS. The Report revealed that in 2010-2011, a total of 85.8 percent of fourth graders scored at or above the proficient level in reading. This was an improvement over the 2009-2010 school year, when 83.8 percent of these students scored at or above proficient level as third graders.

As for science, 89.9 percent of these pupils scored at or above the proficient level in science during the 2010-2011 school year, while as third graders, 87 percent of these students scored at or above the proficient level.



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