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Avon’s Stone Creek touts CSAP scores

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AVON, Colorado – Officials from Stone Creek Charter School are touting its students’ performance on the Colorado Student Assessment Program tests. Students scoring proficient or advanced met or exceeded the Colorado state average in every area tested, officials noted.

During the 2009-10 school year, Stone Creek continued to focus on challenging students in math, and most students performed above grade level, officials said. The third- and sixth-grade classes had over 90 percent of students proficient or advanced in math and 88 percent of the fourth-graders scored proficient or advanced as well.

Overall, Stone Creek students scored better than their Colorado peers in reading and writing. The upper school (sixth through eighth grades) students outperformed most of their Eagle County peer groups, officials said. Additionally, eighth-grade science scores continue to improve. The sixth-grade class posted the highest scores in reading (94 percent), writing (94 percent) and math (94 percent) in Eagle County and scored significantly higher than the state average.

“The results show that we have many areas where we are doing well and a great deal of credit is due to the dedication of our teachers and our Core Knowledge curriculum,” headmaster John Brendza. “Additionally, we have learned that there are areas where we need to improve. Writing is one area where we will focus our efforts this year. We have developed a language arts curriculum that is aligned with the new Colorado state standards as well as the Core Knowledge sequence. This in conjunction with re-structuring the staff development program will help teachers to further develop the skills they need to improve student achievement in writing and all academic areas.”