No Magic Bullet To Raise State School Test Scores

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Denver (AP) State Education Commissioner Dwight Jones says statewide school test scores show 84 percent of students are on track to remain proficient in reading, 77 percent are on track to remain proficient in writing, and 66 percent are on track to remain
proficient in math.

But there's concern about students who have fallen behind.

Among students rated unsatisfactory or partially proficient in reading, only 30 percent are growing at a rate that will lift them to proficiency within three years. In writing, only 26 percent of students rated unsatisfactory or partially proficient are making sufficient progress to reach proficiency, and in math, only 13 percent of students rated unsatisfactory or partially proficient are growing at a sufficient rate.