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Reading Achievement Performance Level Reports
2012-2013 Assessment Waivers
USD 500 Kansas City received a waiver from the US Department of Education which permitted the district to use the ACT and Explore assessments instead of the Kansas reading, mathematics and science assessments in grades 8 and 11. For 2011-2012 students who scored at benchmark on these assessments are shown as ‘Meets Standard’ on the assessment tables. Students who did not reach benchmark are included in the ‘Approaches Standard’ performance level. For 2012-2013 scores are assigned to the five performance categories: Academic Warning, Approaches Standard, Meets Standard, Exceeds, and Exemplary. Students with disabilities for whom the ACT or Explore were not an appropriate assessment took the Kansas Assessment of Modified Measures (KAMM) or the Kansas Alternate Assessment in reading, mathematics and science. The waiver applies to all Kansas City middle and high schools and the district. The elementary schools gave the Kansas state assessments in grades 3-7.
Percent Not Tested in 2013:
The performance level results presented on this page include all students in the grades tested up to and during the testing window...not just those students enrolled on or before September 20.
Slight differences between percentages reported for the performance level results and those reported for Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) are to be expected. The AMO calculation is based upon the results of those students who were enrolled by September 20.
State results reflected above include scores from state administered assessments in grades three through eight and high school in all school districts except the McPherson, Clifton-Clyde and Kansas City, Kansas districts. Results for students in grades three through seven in those districts are included in the revised assessment results, as those students participated in the state administered assessments.
*PLEASE NOTE: Assessment results from schools that administered the ACT/Explore should not be compared to the assessment results derived from schools that administered the state assessment.