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New Colo. K-12 Tests Yield Marginal Results

Scores from Colorado’s new social studies and science tests for K-12 students show mixed results.

The exams have five rankings.

For science, 34 percent of Colorado’s fifth graders and 32 percent of eighth graders scored in the highest range.

However, statewide 32 percent of fourth graders and 45 percent of seventh graders scored in the lowest range on the social studies test.

The exams were taken by students last school year.

In Montrose County 57 percent of seventh graders scored in the lowest range for social studies. In Delta County it was 53 percent and 46 percent in Mesa County.

Things are looking a little better in science at the local level.

In Delta County, 39 percent of fifth graders scored in the highest range.

However, in Montrose County 39 percent of fifth graders scored in the lowest category.

High school seniors will take the tests in November.

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