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Summit County students beat state education averages

Summit County School District students outperformed the state last year, according to results released last week by the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program.

The assessment measures student abilities in reading, writing, math and science.

“We were very excited to see that Summit School District scored as well or better than the state on 26 of 27 tests,” said Dr. Heidi Pace, superintendent of the Summit School District, in a release. “Students scored at or above the state’s proficient and advanced scores in all tests and in all grades except third grade reading, which fell below the state percentage proficient and advanced by four percentage points.”

This year’s high scores are due to the hard work done by the teachers across the district, said Summit High School principal Drew Adkins. But there are still plenty of opportunities to improve.

In his 18 years with the district, Adkins said he has never seen better TCAP scores out of Summit County students.

“I’m happy and proud of the work we’ve done to target students to achieve growth,” Adkins said. “As an example, we’ve more than doubled proficiency in writing for English language learners over the last year.”

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