FACT CHECK: KCPS STAYS LOSING AMID NEW MAP TEST SCORES!!!
The lesson here is that after all the political maneuvers and real estate games, it's still hard to create a better learning environment within classrooms.
Moreover . . .
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STILL RANKS NEAR THE BOTTOM OF METRO DISTRICTS AND PROGRESS IS SLOW AND STEADY BUT DOESN'T MATCH MEDIA HYPE!!!
This is the most important takeaway:
"KCPS scored more than six points higher than last year, placing them just below the percentage needed to qualify for accreditation."
"Kansas City Public Schools, granted provisional accreditation last month, fared lower than the majority of Kansas City’s larger school districts.
"The lowest ranking schools in the district include Central Academy of Excellence with below average MAP scores and Northeast High School, which fared lowest in scores among children who speak English as a second language.
"However, a few schools within the district scored above average. Lincoln College Prep and Wendell Phillips Elementary earned perfect scores."
Roundup of most of the important MAP news:
KSHB: Missouri school test performance scores released
Newspaper: Report cards hold mixed bag for Kansas City area districts
KMBZ: One in four students needs help with speaking English and more than 90% receive free or reduced lunches.
Bright Side From KCUR: Scores Show Kansas City, Hickman Mills Schools Doing Better Than Expected
Developing . . .