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Thousands of struggling Colorado public school students unlikely to catch up

Thousands of Colorado school children are behind in math, reading, writing and science – and they might never catch up. This week, I-News helped our media partners throughout Colorado tell the story. I-News analyzed data from the Colorado Student Assessment Program for our media partners.The CSAP data are thousands of numbers that show how students in grades 3 through 10 perform in reading, writing, math and science. I-News boiled the numbers down, then shared them with our media partners statewide. Here’s some of what we found:

Nearly 87 percent of Colorado public school students who fail to meet state education standards in math are not on pace to catch up, according to an I-News analysis of the latest standardized testing results. Continue Reading →

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More Colorado Public School Students Reading, But Fewer Excel

By Burt Hubbard, I-News Network

More Colorado public school children are meeting state education standards for reading than they were 15 years ago, but fewer are excelling at the subject, an I-News Network analysis of new school testing scores shows. State education officials today (Aug. 3) released scores for the standardized Colorado Student Assessment Program tests – known as CSAPs – which showed the portion of fourth graders in state public schools who meet or surpass state reading requirements has risen 10 percentage points since testing began a decade and a half ago. An I-News analysis of those data show the gains appear to have stalled recently, though. Most reading gains came in the first decade of testing, the analysis shows. Continue Reading →

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State news outlets feature air safety report

Several of Colorado’s largest news organizations, including 9News (KUSA-TV) and The Denver Post, this week featured an I-News analysis of air safety data that shows concerns by air traffic controllers. The Post used Burt Hubbard’s project on the front page of Wednesday’s paper. The report is online here: Air-traffic concerns on the rise in Colorado. KUSA combined the investigation with further reporting by Kyle Clark in a “9 Wants to Know” segment. Clark’s report is on the 9News website: Safety concerns from air traffic controllers spike

The Colorado Springs Gazette and Greeley’s NPR station for northern Colorado, KUNC 91.5-FM, used the investigation as well. Continue Reading →

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