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Missouri students score below proficiency level of MAP test

September 14, 1999
By: Stacy Covitz
State Capital Bureau

More than half of Missouri public school students scored below the proficiency level in all areas on the Missouri Asssesment Program. Stacy Covitz has more from Jefferson City.

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Missouri students' scores improved in 14 of 18 categories of the MAP test. But they still failed to meet the proficiency level in every area.

Commissioner of Education Robert Bartman says the tests require students to learn in new ways.

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Contents: Bartman says the MAP tests are rigorous, and they require teachers to teach differently and students to apply what they have learned.

Bartman says the students' test scores had modest gains and are moving in the right direction. From Jefferson City, this is Stacy Covitz.

Date:9/14/99

By: Stacy Covitz

State Capital Bureau

Missouri Department of Education officials say to raise test scores, public school students need to improve their reading and writing skills. Stacy Covitz has the story from Jefferson City.

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More than half of Missouri public school students scored below the proficiency level in all areas of the Missouri Assessment Program tests.

Commissioner of Education Robert Bartman says to raise test scores, students need to improve their basic skills.

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Contents: Bartman says the tests are hard, and students can't do well unless they read and write well.

Bartman says students scores have improved in most areas of the test. He says he is pleased with the direction the scores are going.