by Scott Neuffer

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August 16, 2012
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Douglas students improving in core subjects

Douglas County students are starting the school year Monday on a positive note.

Despite tougher state standards implemented in the last few years, students in the Douglas County School District were overall more proficient in core subjects this spring than they were a year before, according to test results released by the district last week.

In reading, most elementary and middle schools showed improvement on the spring Criterion-Referenced Test. Of 2,905 students who took the reading CRT, 74 percent demonstrated proficiency - up from 70.9 percent in 2011. The only schools that saw a drop in reading proficiency, albeit minimal …

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 17, 2012 06:00PM Published Aug 16, 2012 03:42PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.