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Columbine Elementary sees big gains in standardized tests

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The Camera reports that our local elementary school was one of the bright spots among third grade test results:

Boulder’s Columbine Elementary, where about 75 percent of students are low-income, saw the biggest increase in its scores overall of any district school — up 25 percentage points, from 38 percent scoring proficient and advanced last year to 63 percent this year.

Columbine Principal Guillermo Medina said the school’s teachers will need to look “much deeper” than average school scores.

Columbine is one of seven Boulder Valley schools that receives Title I money from the state and can be sanctioned for failing to make adequate progress on state tests. Several other Title 1 schools also made gains, though they weren’t as large as those at Columbine.