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1997

505

523

506

505

507

1996

505

519

499

495

501

Exhibit 4.2.14 shows us that:

  • Clover Park School District 12th graders outperformed the average 12th graders in the nation on

the SAT verbal test in 2000 and 1997, but fell below the national average for 1996, 1998, and 1999.

  • For each year, the median performance of Clover Park School District 12th grade students was below the state median performance on the SAT verbal.

  • Students at Lakes High School exceeded the median national performance on the SAT verbal test in 1997 and 2000.

  • Students at Clover Park High School achieved the median national performance on the SAT verbal in 1997 and 2000.

Exhibit 4.2.15 summarizes student performance in the Clover Park School District compared with the performance of students in Washington and across the nation on the math section of the SAT over the last five years.

Year

Nation

State

District

Clover Park HS

Lakes HS

2000

514

528

505

512

497

1999

511

526

493

400

489

1998

512

526

496

496

495

1997

511

523

497

491

501

1996

508

519

503

518

496

Exhibit 4.2.15 Comparative Performance of SAT Math Median Scores School by School Comparisons with the District and State Performance

Clover Park School District

Exhibit 4.2.15 shows us that:

  • Clover Park School District 12th graders performed below the state and national averages on the SAT math test each year from 1997 to 2000.

  • Neither Clover Park nor Lakes High Schools scored above the median national or state performance levels on the SAT math during the 1997 through 2000 timeframe.

In summary, analysis of Clover Park School District student performance on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning, Iowa Tests of Basic Skills/Iowa Test of Educational Development, and SAT confirms that overall student performance in the Clover Park School District is below state and national averages. This pattern has existed for several years and while there has been some variation in performance from year-to-year, the trend has been one of decline rather than improvement. On only 26 of 79 Advanced Placement tests administered during the last four years did half or more of the students taking a particular test achieve a score of “3” or higher on the subject tested.

Disaggregation and statistical analysis of test data by school shows that large gaps in performance on

the WASL exist disaggregation and

when schools are analyzed individually.

There is

analysis

of

data

by

race/ethnicity,

gender,

poverty

level,

a need for additional content strand/objective,

etc.

In

addition,

results

of

a

regression

analysis

show

that

from

one-sixth

to

one-third

of

the

schools

with low economic disadvantage are achieving no better than the disadvantage. Only a handful of elementary schools actually

schools with the highest economic approached or achieved the state

average percentage of students meeting the state performance standards on the reflect the fact that student achievement in the Clover Park School District

WASL. These is below state

data and

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