Students in the Roaring Fork School District showed improvement on statewide tests in areas the district had focused additional attention to. The results of Colorado assessment tests were released yesterday.
One big area of improvement this year for mid and down-valley schools was for students who are learning English as a second language. On a test given to English learners the district jumped from 39th percentile to the 67th percentile. District Chief Academic Officer Rob Stein says the there is a gap between the progress in education for native English speakers and students who are just learning English
“We and all districts in the state have an achievement gap and we identified early last year the importance of doing more to support our English-language learners. And, of course through our strategic planning process that surfaced as a commitment to providing differentiated support.”