Escanaba sees increase in third grade reading scores

ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - Escanaba Area Public Schools have seen an increase in third grade English and reading scores.

Escanaba Public Schools Superintendent, Coby Fletcher, said the district saw a large decrease in the number of “not proficient” students as well as increase in the number of “advanced proficient” students. He added that the increase in scores can be attributed to more focused curriculum and efforts by school staff.

Eleventh grade SAT scores saw a slight dip, but were on par with the statewide average.

"We're doing a really good job of not just keeping kids proficient and helping the kids who are already proficient do better, but we're doing a really good job of taking kids who may be struggling and having issues and bringing them up to a level of performance that's going to have them ready for college,” Fletcher said.

Fletcher added that the district continues to see math testing scores that are well above the state average.

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