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The Daily Standard
COLUMBUS - October 2002 Fourth-Grade Reading Proficiency Test results,
released this week by the Ohio Department of Education, show Mercer County students
scoring in a range of 69 percent proficient (Coldwater) to 51 percent proficient
This is the first test to be given of three test opportunities all
fourth graders will have in 2002-2003. Students who have not achieved a proficient score
on this test will have two additional test opportunities in March and July 2003.
All area school districts, with the exception of St. Marys, scored
above 50 percent proficient and surpassed the state proficiency average of 44
percent. St. Marys scored 41 percent.
Mercer County schools scored proficiency percentages as follows:
Coldwater, 69; St. Henry Consolidated, 68; Marion Local, 67; Fort Recovery, 64; Celina,
59; and Parkway, 51.
In Auglaize County, New Knoxville scored 71 percent, Minster scored 69
percent, New Bremen scored 65 percent, and St. Marys, 41 percent.
The purpose of the Fourth-Grade Reading Proficiency Test is to certify
a fourth-grade level of literacy and to identify students who are in need of intervention.
The items on the reading test are based on fiction, poetry and
non-fiction reading selections.
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