None of the three high school programs exceeded the state average percentage of students meeting the performance standard in reading, writing, listening, and mathematics.
Only one of the high schools performed above the district average (which was lower than the state average) in reading, writing, listening, and mathematics.
WASL Performance by Free/Reduced Lunch Status
Using regression analysis, the auditors evaluated the grade 4 WASL performances of the 19 elementary schools using the percentage of students receiving free/reduced price lunch as the predictor. Exhibit 4.2.11 shows the scatter plot for grade four performances on the WASL by school charted by the free/reduced lunch status of each school.
Exhibit 4.2.11 Scatter Plot for the Observed Performance of Fourth Grade Students on the WASL Reading Test Based on their Free/Reduced Price Lunch Status Clover Park School District
WASL Scores (School Mean)
90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
55 6 .
39 5 .
42 2 .
55.6 School Average Score (%) Grouped by Students Receiving Free and Reduced Lunch.
40 60 80
Free/Reduced Lunch (% of Students)
Exhibit 4.2.11 shows us that:
There is a moderately positive relationship between the free/reduced price lunch students at a school with their performance on the WASL at grade 4 (.47). The percentage of students receiving Free and Reduced meals (FaRM), the lower achievement score on the WASL was the relationship noted.
statuses of higher the the mean
Several schools performed better than expected on the WASL despite the relatively high percentage of students receiving free/reduced price lunches in their schools [e.g., Greenwood with the percentage of students meeting the state performance standard on the WASL Reading at
and 73 percent of their students on free/reduced price lunch; Hillside, 55.6 and 68 percent, respectively; Lakeview, 42.3 and 90 percent, respectively; Tyee Park, 53.3 and 75 percent, respectively, and Lake City, 37.5 and 90 percent, respectively. The district average percentage meeting the state performance standard was 46.1 and the state average was 65.8.
Several schools did not perform as well as might have been expected on the WASL despite the relatively low percentage of students receiving free/reduced price lunches in their schools [e.g., Beachwood with the percentage of students meeting the state performance standard on the WASL Reading at 53.4 and 27 percent of their students on free/reduced price lunch; Oakbrook,
and 28 percent, respectively; Park Lodge, 40.4 and 39 percent, respectively; and Heartwood,
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