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March 18, 2013

Literacy testing more difficult this year

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MANKATO —

Those results cannot be compared to previous years’ reading scores because of the difference in testing. The results will instead provide a baseline for future comparisons, Amoroso said.

Amoroso said the district is in favor of the new standards, as they will “ensure a high level of proficiency in reading because they are so rigorous.” But she isn’t sure what to expect this first year when the results come in. All districts across the state are in the same boat, however, so exceeding the state average is a good benchmark.

Walz said there’s a “forward trajectory of student learning” that is guided by assessments, and she’s proud of the work the district continues to do with meeting state standards and performing well on tests.

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