Denver (AP) - Results from the annual Colorado Student Assessment Program Test show nearly three-quarters of the state's 60,063 third-graders are reading at grade level - the highest mark in five years.
For the past four years, the percentage of students proficient or advanced on the third-grade Colorado Student Assessment Program was between 70 percent and 71 percent.
This year, 73 percent were proficient or advanced.
The highest Mark was 74 percent proficiency set in 2003-04.
Jo O'Brien, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Standards and Assessments at the Colorado Department of Education, says the battle isn't over.
But she says this year's 3-point increase over 2008 is a ``very nice move forward.''
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com