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Prep math scores rising in Grandview

GRANDVIEW – With a focus on math intervention and rigorous follow-up of at risk math students, Grandview High School Assistant Principal Steven Long believes Grandview High School math scores are on their way to major improvements.

Speaking before the Grandview School Board last night (Monday), Long shared a school improvement plan he will be presenting to an Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction school improvement panel later this week.

As a part of his presentation to the board Monday, Long offered figures which show Grandview High School algebra and geometry scores are beginning to show improvement.

He noted that the 2012 spring scores showed only 40.6 percent of the GHS algebra students met or exceeded state end-of-course standards, while only 42.4 students met or exceeded the end-of-course geometry standards.

“This was before we developed our intervention measures,” Long told the board.

Since adopting the new intervention methods, Long said students have recorded an increase in their test scores of upwards of 8.67 percent.

“We think we are on the right track,” Long told the board.

“Students are responding favorably to the additional help with their math,” he said.

“We predict our students will see a 5 percent increase in meeting their end of course examinations in algebra and geometry,” he said.

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