The students of Poudre School District have once again taken first place in Colorado when it comes to test scores, according to the Poudre School District.

These scores are regarding the 2019 Colorado Measures of Academic Success exams (CMAS), which tests student performance in English language arts and mathematics for grades 3-8.

Social studies and science also appear on the test in select grades.

The test ranks students into five categories: did not met expectations, partially met expectations, approached expectations, met expectations, and exceeded expectations.

The percentage of PSD students who met or exceeded expectations was higher than any other Colorado district.

"We are always working to help our students achieve at higher levels, and this year is no exception," said PSD Superintendent Dr. Sandra Smyser, stating that the students' high performance indicates the district's commitment to excellence.

The students' scores almost all increased in language arts this year, while they either increased or stayed the same in mathematics.

Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools Scott Nielsen also expressed his pride in the student improvement, stating: "We are particularly proud of the increases that we see in math in all three of the middle school grade levels."

The schools that saw improvement in both reading and math include:

  • Putnam Elementary
  • Bennett Elementary
  • Harris Elementary
  • Werner Elementary
  • McGraw Elementary
  • Beattie Elementary
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • Cache La Poudre Elementary
  • Dunn Elementary
  • Kruse Elementary
  • Rice Elementary
  • Webber Middle School
  • Kinard Middle School

Congratulations to these hard-working students.

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