Camas students excel on state tests
Washougal posts gains in several areas, but struggles with math
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Students in Camas continue to score well above average on all parts of the state tests.
Recently, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction released the results, which included the Measure of Student Progress, end-of-course exams, and High School Proficiency Exam.
"While scores in Camas continue to exceed state averages, we have focused efforts on growth and improvement, said Dana Lighty-Jones, director of teaching, learning, and special services. "We work to identify students who might not be at grade level and implement intervention and prevention strategies to assist and support them."
All five Camas elementary schools have a reading specialist and two have a part-time math specialist.
"These specialists recognize students at risk of not meeting grade level standards through ongoing assessment and progress monitoring and respond with intensive instruction specifically designed to meet individual student needs," Lighty-Jones said.