Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The presentation about standardized-test data happened Dec. 15 during a meeting of the Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education.
- Nate Birt
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District students who perform well on the ACT college-preparatory test generally have higher GPAs, a data analysis shows. "It's not highly predictive, but it says our curriculum has an alignment to the ACT," said Dr. Margaret Scordias, the district's director of assessment, during a presentation to the Board of Education at its Dec. 15 meeting. Yet students can get good grades in spite of a lower ACT score because of the "differentiated learning" offered by the district, Scordias said. While she had not anticipated a higher correlation between the two numbers, she said she was surprised by the number of students with mid-range GPAs with lower than projected ACT scores. "We have some more work to do with …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The seventh- and eighth-grade students will have the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT before they reach high school.
Thirty-eight students at Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School have been invited to participate in Duke University's Talent Identification Program. The program allows middle school-age students to take the ACT or SAT, giving them a better understanding of their academic skills and access to resources for gifted students, a news release on the MRH School District's website states. The following students have been invited. Two additional names are not included at the request of their parents. A-G Ramone Agard Olivia Arias Joseph Biondo Nora Buss Holly Clemons Natalee Clemons Sya Collins Makayl Contestabil Jonah Findley Kayla Goolsby Matt Green H-Q Bailey Haungs Marianne Hicks Gabriel Jackson Taylor Kennedy Dylan Kiefer Amber King Joseph …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Two of the Clayton High School students will graduate this spring; one graduated in spring 2010.
Whiz Kids' Name(s): Meredith Redick (Class of 2010), Richard Millett (Class of 2011) and Rebecca Steinberg (Class of 2011) Whiz Kids' School/Church/Community Center: Clayton High School Whiz Kids' Accomplishment: The three students received a perfect score on the ACT. Whiz Kids' Key to Awesomeness: The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently recognized Clayton High because one of its former Class of 2010 students—Meredith Redick—earned a perfect 36 on the ACT, a standardized college-entrance test taken by students nationwide. "The average composite score for the national high school Class of 2010 was 21.0," the education department stated in a news release. "Only one-tenth of 1 percent of students tested …