Coffeen elementary presented its annual elementary report to the Sheridan County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees at this week's monthly board meeting, with the goal of improving PAWS reading scores for next year.
Reading scores at Coffeen were only 53 percent proficient or advanced for last year, compared to a 66 percent state average. Coffeen Principal Nicole Trahan told the board how they have already begun putting new programs into place to improve those scores.
Students who weren't proficient on PAWS reading last year are part of Coffeen's Read 180 program. The program targets fourth and fifth grade below-level readers which monitors progress through comprehension quizzes and other assessments.
Aside from the one low-mark, District 2 Board President Scott Hininger said at the meeting that since Trahan took over as principal of Coffeen the atmosphere has changed in the school and test scores are going in a positive direction.
Goals for the school year at Coffeen include raising the number of students proficient or advanced to 95 percent in writing on PAWS in grades three through five, and increasing that number to 85 percent in reading. Trahan also noted that a goal for Coffeen is leadership, which will be shown through better test scores, fewer office referrals, and more participation in the Student Leadership Team.
Tune in Friday for our update for Woodland Park Elementary.
Third Grade Coffeen
Fourth Grade Coffeen
Fifth Grade Coffeen