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State Test Scores Rank Covington Schools Near Bottom

After weeks of warnings from the Kentucky Department of Education and local superintendents that the state's new standardized tests would reflect lower-than-usual scores, the proof is in. Covington Independent Public Schools performed among the lowest achieving districts in the Commonwealth on the new K-PREP system, implemented for the first time last spring. There were some encouraging numbers indicating growth in some subject areas across all grade levels, but on the whole CIPS has been declared a "Focus District" which means it has a non-duplicated student gap group score in the bottom ten percent of non-duplicated student gap group scores for all districts.

No one at the district returned a phone call seeking comment.

Below is selected data from the results which were released to the media, including The River City News, earlier this week for publication on Friday. In the first box below, the rank of "1" translates to lower scores.

 

Overall Score KY Rank Classification Reward Recognition
District 38 1 Needs Improvement Focus District
Holmes High School 36.1 2 Needs Improvement Focus School
Holmes Middle School 33.6 2 Needs Improvement Focus School
Glenn O. Swing 48.8 19 Needs Improvement  
John G. Carlisle 39.5 3 Needs Improvement Focus School
Latonia 47.5 15 Needs Improvement  
Sixth District 48.3 18 Needs Improvement  
Ninth District 44.6 9 Needs Improvement Focus School
 

 

Here is how some Northern Kentucky school districts rank:

Covington Independent School District - Ranks 174 out of 174
Kenton County School District - Ranks 32 out of 174
Boone County School District - Ranks 21 out of 174
Newport Independent School District - Ranks 171 out of 174
Beechwood Independent School District - Ranks 2 out of 174
Silvergrove School District - Ranks 173 out of 174
Bellevue School District - Ranks 131 out of 174

College/Career Readiness

# of Diplomas

College Ready Career Ready/Academic Career Ready Technical Career Ready Total

College/Career Ready Total

%
Holmes High School 180 36 2 5 2 37 20.6
% Showing Growth in Subject Areas # Tested Reading Math
District - Elementary 560 52 47.1
       
Holmes High School 163 50.3 52.1
Holmes Middle School 659 47.5 39.5
Glenn O. Swing 111 46.8 44.1
John G. Carlisle 112 58.9 44.1
Latonia 109 44 46.8
Sixth District 121 52.9 51.2
Ninth District 102 56.9 52
Averaged Freshman Grad. Rate AFGR Actual 2010-11 Gain Needed for 2011-12 AFGR Goal 2011-12
District 55 3.9 58.9
Holmes High School 61.8 3.3 65.1
% Performing at Novice Apprentice Proficient Distinguished
District 3rd Grade Reading 36.3 28.1 26.7 8.9
District 3rd Grade Math 35.6 36.3 25.4 2.6
District 4th Grade Reading 35.5 30.8 24.8 8.8
District 4th Grade Math 37.1 38.1 22 2.8
District 4th Grade Science 10.4 30.8 39 19.8
District 4th Grade Lang. Mechanics 38.7 33 17 11.3
District 5th Grade Reading 39.3 30.5 24.9 5.3
District 5th Grade Math 33.7 47.7 15.4 3.2
District 5th Grade Social Studies 23.2 46 27.4 3.5
District 5th Grade Writing 26.3 55.1 18.2 0.4
Middle School 6th Grade Reading 58.8 19.8 16.5 4.9
Middle School 6th Grade Math 59.3 31.7 7.4 1.6
Middle School 6th Grade Writing 27.2 51 21 0.8
Middle School 6th Grade Lang. Mechanics 64.2 18.5 14.8 2.5
Middle School 7th Gr. Reading 52.1 27.8 17.1 3
Middle School 7th Gr, Math 50 37.6 12 0.4
Middle School 7th Gr. Science 26.5 41.5 31.2 0.9
Middle School 8th Gr, Reading 46.5 25.7 20.4 7.4
Middle School 8th Gr. Math 43 36.1 17.4 3.5
Middle School 8th Grade Soc. Studies 20.9 51.7 24.8 2.6
Middle School 8th Grade Writing 19.1 60.4 18.7 1.7
High School 10th Gr. Writing 18.7 65.3 14.5 1.6
High School 10th Gr. Lang. Mechanics 36.4 29.6 20.4 13.6
High School 11th Gr. Writing 34.5 44.6 20.3 0.6

Selected state averages for comparison purposes:

High School 11th Grade Writing: Novice 18.8, Apprentice 35.6, Proficient 39.8, Distinguished 5.7

Middle School 6th Grade Math: Novice 20.2, Apprentice 38.2, Proficient 32.1, Distinguished 9.5

Elementary 3rd Grade Reading: Novice 24.7, Apprentice 25.8, Proficient 32.2, Distinguished 17.2