Summit School District students get perfect scores on TCAP |

Summit School District students get perfect scores on TCAP

Kathryn Turner
summit daily news

Front row, from left to right: Students Finn Miles, Elizabeth Browne, Silas Gallagher and Kai O'Bannon Manke.

Four Summit School District students where recognized Tuesday night for a pretty incredible achievement: Perfect scores on last school year’s Transitional Colorado Assessment Program.

Three elementary students scored 100 percent in third-grade math: Finn Miles from Dillon Valley Elementary, Silas Gallagher from Breckenridge Elementary and Kai O’Bannon Manke of Frisco Elementary. Elizabeth Browne, now a sixth-grader at Summit Middle School, achieved a perfect score in writing while attending Summit Cove Elementary.

“It really is a very impressive feat to get a perfect score,” Summit School District Board of Education president Margaret Carlson said. “We are recognizing some incredibly exceptional students.”

Carlson handed the students certificates of achievement Tuesday night, and asked each child if they remembered what they ate for breakfast the morning of the test, since the meal is said to set students up for success.

Gallagher and O’Bannon Manke both think they had cereal, Miles couldn’t remember, and Browne said she had bacon and eggs.

The TCAP is Colorado’s standards-based assessment, and tests students in grades three through 10 in the subjects of reading, writing and math. Science evaluations are given to grades five, eight and 10.