The Edmond Sun

Local News

November 13, 2012

Edmond students fare well on state tests

EDMOND — Edmond students scored well on state testing for the 2011-12 academic year, Board of Education members learned last week.

While 40.8 percent of students statewide receive remediation when they go to college, only 18 percent of Edmond students need additional help going into college classes, said Tara Fair, associate superintendent of educational services for Edmond Public Schools.

Fair told board members every student enrolled in a tested grade level in an Oklahoma public school must participate in testing. All students are administered one of three tests — the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test (OCCT) general assessment (majority of students take this) or an alternate assessment including the Oklahoma Modified Alternate Assessment Program (OMAAP or “Modified”) or the Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program (OAAP or “Portfolio”).

The OCCT is developed for the majority of students and aligned to the current Oklahoma C3 standards as developed by the State Department of Education. The OMAAP is developed for a small population of students with disabilities and for whom the general assessments are aligned to Oklahoma C3 standards. The OAAP is developed for students with severe cognitive disabilities and aligned to alternate standards.

Following are the results reported by Fair:

• In the ACE Algebra I results Edmond’s student scores went up in proficiency from 96 percent in 2011 to 98 percent in 2012. The state’s percentage in proficiency for 2012 was 82 percent.

• ACE Algebra II and Geometry results also went up from 90 percent in 2011 to 96 percent in 2012. The state’s percentage in proficiency for 2012 is 74 percent.

• Geometry proficiency went up from 94 percent in 2011 to 95 percent in 2012. The state’s percentage in proficiency was 82 percent.

• English II results went from 98 percent to 97 percent. The state’s average for 2012 was 86 percent.

• English III results went from 95 percent to 94 percent. The state’s average for 2012 was 85 percent.

• In Biology I the proficiency went up from 93 percent to 94 percent. The state’s average was 76 percent.

• In U.S. History the proficiency went down from 94 percent in 2011 to 92 percent in 2012. The state’s average was 74 percent.

The 2011-12 National Testing Results for Edmond Public Schools in Advanced Placement and ACT were compared to the previous two years.

In 2009-10 there were 3,116 tests taken and 1,945 were passed for a 62 percent pass rate. The next year 3,196 tests were taken and 2,035 were passed for a 64 percent pass rate. In 2011-12 there were 3,389 tests taken and 2,210 tests were passed for a 65 percent pass rate.

Edmond School District’s ACT composite score was 23.5 compared with the state’s average composite score of 20.7.

Fair said all student accountability is measured in the A-F Report Card released by the State Department of Education.

“In some fashion scores are all part of the report card,” Fair said. “While schools are improving intervention programs, we will be looking closely at reading and looking at targeted scores in writing for the Common Core literacy.

“Students will be reading lengthier passages and there will be a big emphasis on writing. Students will be expected to read and write on more than one document.”

Although the state requires 95 percent of the students to take the state mandated tests, Superintendent David Goin said the Edmond School District tries to test 100 percent of its students.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Sheriff seeks items for agency history project

    If you have historic pictures or artifacts related to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, the agency is asking the public to share them.
    “The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is working on a history project. If you, your family, friends or acquaintances have any old photos or artifacts related to the OCSO we would love to have them or a digital copy,” said Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel.

    April 16, 2014

  • oil infographic[1].png Easy on the coconut oil

    These days, it seems like coconut oil is soaking up credit for its positive affect on a wide range of health conditions. But, still developing science around the popular oil tells a little different story.
    “We know all saturated fats are not created equally, but there’s no evidence that coconut oil is better or healthier than other vegetable oils,” said Janice Hermann, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Easter 4e.JPG Moms Club finds Easter fun at Fountains at Canterbury

    The Fountains at Canterbury hosted members of the Moms Club of Edmond-West Tuesday morning for a Easter egg hunt and party complete with a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Residents at the Fountains at Canterbury hid several dozen eggs filled with prizes and candy for the children. The Moms Club of Edmond-West is a nonprofit, local chapter of stay-at-home moms who aim to support each other during the day.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • psc 1.jpg City likely to borrow less for PSC due to sky-high tax revenue

    During his State of the City Address Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb made a political announcement — he’s planning on running again for the office.
    Lamb made the comments in the question-and-answer session of his presentation during an Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Rose Creek Golf Course, 17031 N. May Ave.
    Mayor pro tem from 2005-2011, Lamb was elected mayor last year. His long record of service in Edmond includes serving on the City Council from 1993 to 2011.
    The question about if he will run again came from the audience. Lamb alluded to his desire to be around when the Public Safety Center is finished, which will be in the fall of 2015; the next mayoral election will be in the spring of 2015.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • New study counters pot legalization argument

    A new study raises a strong challenge to the idea that casual marijuana use isn’t associated with bad consequences, a researcher says.
    Researchers say the findings suggest recreational marijuana use may lead to previously unidentified brain changes and highlight the importance of research aimed at understanding the long-term effects of low to moderate marijuana use on the brain.

    April 15, 2014

  • Allergic asthma sufferers should take some precautions when exercising

    Spring has sprung, and in addition to welcoming the beauty and warmth of the season, many folks welcome — though maybe not with eager anticipation — seasonal allergies.
    And for some, allergies and asthma go hand in hand. More than 50 percent of the 20 million Americans with asthma have allergic asthma, according to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America. Over 2.5 million children under age 18 suffer from allergic asthma.

    April 15, 2014

  • Dr. Fielding’s variance denied by close vote

    Reverse-angle parking will continue at the 13 N. University Drive office of Dr. Brad Fielding. The Edmond City Council rejected a variance request by the local optometrist to end the city’s pilot project in front of his medical facility.
    Councilman Nick Massey and Councilwoman Victoria Caldwell supported Fielding’s variance request that was dismissed in a 3-2 vote.
    Four parking lines were striped late last year at Fielding’s business after the city opened new bicycle lanes along University. The city cites the safety for bicyclists and motorists who traditionally depart while backing into traffic as the main reasons for introducing reverse-angle parking.

    April 15, 2014

  • brisket2.jpg Food Network show visits Guthrie for ’89er Days

    Guthrie’s annual ’89er Days Celebration provides a variety of activities for people to enjoy including a carnival, rodeo, parade and lots of food vendors.
    This year, visitors at the 84th annual event, which runs Tuesday through Saturday, will notice an added bonus when a film crew from the new television series “Carnival Eats” will be in town filming for its inaugural episode.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • OCSP-Family and Treasurer-04-15-2014.jpg Treasurer Miller awards ‘Tax Day Baby’ with college savings plan

    April 15 is commonly known as the day many will spend in line at the post office or finishing final preparations for tax returns. This year, one Oklahoma family spent April 15, tax day, welcoming their new son, born at 2:07 a.m. and was recognized as the first Tax Day Baby at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City. 
    As the first Tax Day Baby, State Treasurer Ken Miller, R-Edmond, awarded, Quan Ta, with an Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan worth $1,529. Miller, who serves as board chairman for the OCSP, reminds parents and grandparents that any contribution made to an OCSP account by April 15 qualified for a 2013 Oklahoma income tax deduction.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Anita Hill.jpg Anita Hill reflects on her fateful testimony, 23 years later

    Back in 1993, I rounded a corner of a Laguna Beach, Calif., grocery store and walked straight into Anita Hill.
    We both stopped in our tracks. She looked slightly panicked, like someone had turned on a light in a room, and all she wanted was the door.
    It took a moment to register that this was the woman who, just two years before, calmly testified before a Senate committee about the sexual harassment she endured while working for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas  at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, of all places.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
NDN Video
Poll

Do you agree with a state budget proposal that takes some funds away from road and bridge projects to ramp up education funding by $29.85 million per year until schools are receiving $600 million more a year than they are now? In years in which 1 percent revenue growth does not occur in the general fund, the transfer would not take place.

Agree
Disagree
Undecided
     View Results