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Mitchell High School students celebrated for beating standardized testing goals

Mitchell High School
Posted at 3:46 PM, May 01, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-01 21:54:37-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As we reported in March, Mitchell High School 9th through 11th graders were celebrated for jumping an average of one reading level since the start of the school year.

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Wednesday, 300 Mitchell High School students were recognized for exceeding improvement goals during standardized testing. They were all given certificates of achievement.

This year, the school set a goal to improve by 53% on the Star Assessment Test. These students were able to surpass that goal. In reading, the school saw 67% improvement and 55% improvement in math.

This school's growth is particularly impressive after their history of low testing performance.

Incoming 9th graders used to average a fifth grade reading level, but intervention programs created by the staff have helped them to improve.

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