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Ludlow School Leaders Seek to Improve Test Scores

The leaders of Ludlow's two public schools want to see improvements in standardized test results. 

Mary A. Goetz Elementary principal Jason Steffen reported to the Ludlow Board of Education that the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) testing took place just before Christmas break.

The results are now being studied and Steffen said that school staff is looking at ways to help students who scored below their targets.

Students who need to show improvement will be given the opportunity to spend thirty minutes working alone at a computer to improve their performance in certain subject areas. 

The third grade class, Steffen said, concern him, but he said there is a plan and tools available to address that. 

Ludlow High School principal Travis Caudill said that his students are struggling with the math portion of tests and said that he is working to address that.

Caudill noted that there were score improvements for grands 7 through 11.

The principal added that he must be more analytical about the data and noted that even the school is showing improvements, the goal is related to proficiency.

Other notes:

Judy Lantry will serve as president of the board while Cindy Powell assumes the role of vice president. Jennifer McMillen was selected as secretary and Vikki Wofford will stay as treasurer.

Meeting times will be moved to 6:30 p.m. from 7 p.m. starting with the meeting in February.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor

Photo: Principal Jason Steffen shows the board his school's MAP results (RCN)