NOW:53209:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
72°
H 81° L 63°
Clear | 7MPH

Middle, elementary WKCE scores on pace with state

Dips and rises noted looking year to year

June 19, 2008

Brown Deer elementary and middle school students’ performance on the 2007 Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination remained steady.

Overall, 73 to 90 percent of Brown Deer students in grades three through eight attained proficient or advanced scores - the target rankings on the WKCE - in reading and math. Seventy-three percent of fifth-graders were at least proficient in math, while 90 percent of eighth-graders reached the target in reading.

Year-to-year comparisons by grade level show some grades dipping from the prior year and others improving. Seventy percent of this year's eighth-grade class scored proficient or advanced in language, an increase of 11 percentage points from last year's 59 percent. That same grade level, however, experienced a decrease of 7 percentage points in science scores, from 81 to 74 percent advanced or proficient.

Director of Instruction Terry Brecklin said district officials will examine the data, including looking at classes of students as they move from one grade level to the next to determine if there is progress on the WKCE.

"We'll look for any glaring points, and then we'll look at our curriculum and see if any concepts need to be tweaked," she said.

Overall, this year's classes showed varied math performance. Fourth-graders improved in math, with 87 percent reaching the target ranks of advanced and proficient. Last year, as third-graders, 76 percent of that class scored advanced or proficient.

But the fifth-grade class dropped in math. Last year, as fourth-graders, 84 percent of the class reached the benchmark; this year, 73 percent achieved it.

The eighth-grade class rose above the state averages. It was 6 percentage points higher than the state in reading, with 90 percent of students scoring at least proficient; 7 percentage points higher in language with 70 percent scoring at least proficient; 4 percentage points higher in math with 79 percent scoring proficient or advanced; and 4 percentage points higher in social studies with 85 percent hitting the targeted range.

The eighth grade did not meet the state average in science, where the state average was 75 percent of students hitting the target, compared to 74 percent in Brown Deer.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Milwaukee police, U.S. marshals arrest teen in robbery case 02:11 PM

» Police identify Milwaukee man fatally shot in Bayside store Updated:  8/15

» Mayoral race gets early start in Glendale 8/15

» Four suspects arrested in Oak Leaf Trail robbery 8/15

» 1 man, 3 juveniles arrested in attack on Oak Leaf Trail in Shorewood 8/15

» Police question 2 'people of interest' in fatal Bayside shooting Updated:  8/14

» Nicolet cancels varsity football season 8/14

» Fatal shooting in Bayside eyeglass store 8/14

» Southbound lanes of I-43 in Glendale reopened after crane crash Updated:  8/13

» Bublr bike-share coming to Shorewood 8/13

» David Bowen carries Democrat's 10th Assembly District primary 8/12

» Man killed in Mequon car crash 8/12

» Tuesday morning traffic delayed due to I-43 crash 8/12

» Man robbed after meeting woman on Plenty of Fish dating website 8/12

» Three killed in Glendale crash 8/11

» Whitefish Bay latest to enact sex offender residency rules 8/7

» Walmart opens Aug. 13 in Brown Deer 8/5

» Northbound lane of I-43 reopens at Mequon after 9 hours Updated:  8/1

» Concordia's Lake Moon Festival is Aug. 9 8/1

» Video: How to navigate construction surrounding the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair 7/30

» Top 10 things to see and do at the Wisconsin State Fair 7/29

» Brookfield Central turns back Homestead for state title, 9-2 7/25

» Fast start leads Homestead baseball team into state finals with 7-5 win 7/25

» Brown Deer mother arrested in stabbing of 2 sons Updated:  7/25

» Brown Deer announces selection of a new police chief 7/24

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Local Business Directory

CONNECT