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Stone Creek test scores above state average

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – The local independent charter school’s test scores soared above the state average, the school’s administrators say.

Stone Creek Charter School’s test scores saw several of grades score 100 percent proficient or advanced in reading and math, and several other grades topping 90 percent across most subject areas in statewide testing.

“We are extremely pleased with the TCAP results,” said Stone Creek Charter headmaster John Brendza. “These results are representative of student performance at each grade level. This year marks one of the most successful assessment cycles for our school.”

Stone Creek Charter is an independent, public charter school not affiliated with the Eagle County School District. While Stone Creek students took the CSAP (Colorado Student Assessment Program), and its replacement the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP), as do all public school students, Stone Creek designs and implements its own curriculum separate from the school district’s.

Stone Creek’s statewide testing highlights include:

• 86 percent of grades 3-5 students and 91 percent of the grades 6-8 were proficient or advanced in reading.

• 77 percent of grades 3-5 students and 82 percent of the grades 6-8 were proficient or advanced in writing.

• 92 percent of grades 3-5 students and 77 percent of the grades 6-8 were proficient or advanced in math.

• 79 percent of the fifth and eighth grades were proficient or advanced in science.

• Several of the classes tested scored 100 percent proficient or advanced results in reading and math.

“Although this is only a part of the picture of overall academic performance, I’m very pleased by how well our students did this year,” Brendza said. “This is clear evidence that our rigorous academic program, excellent instruction and strong school community is working beautifully.”

Colorado’s statewide average saw 71 percent of students score proficient or advanced. Eagle County’s average was 73 percent proficient or advanced, but some classes saw scores above 90 percent.

Stone Creek’s main campus is in the Edwards Interfaith Chapel where it serves kindergarten through eighth grade students.

The school is expanding to the western end of the valley, opening a campus in Gypsum this fall. So far, enrollment is going briskly, Brendza said.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to offer the first school of choice in Western Eagle County,” Brendza said.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or rwyrick@vaildaily.com.


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