Thursday, June 09, 2005

Glades County Schools Just Average

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- The Florida Department of Education says all schools in
Glades County this year scored a "C" on the state's "report card" for school
progress in teaching math, reading, and writing to its students. Glades
county has three schools, the new West Elementary just north of LaBelle,
Moore Haven Elementary, and Moore Haven Jr./Sr. High School.

Florida's A+ Plan says school grades each year are based on how well
students have mastered the Sunshine State Standards , the skills Florida
teachers determined children must learn at each grade level as measured by
the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Student scores are
classified into five achievement levels, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being
the highest. Schools earn points based on three things: how well students
are doing, how much progress they are making (learning gains), and how much
progress struggling readers are making (since reading is essential to
success in all subject areas).

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