Coffeen Implements Programs to Improve Reading Scores

Coffeen Implements Programs to Improve Reading Scores

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.

PAWS Results
Third Grade Coffeen
Reading 53%
Writing 88%
Math 88%

Fourth Grade Coffeen
Reading 83%
Writing 80%
Math 91%

Fifth Grade Coffeen
Reading 82%
Writing 94%
Math 91%

State Averages
Third Grade
Reading 66%
Writing 80%
Math 88%

Fourth Grade
Reading 84%
Writing 75%
Math 81%

Reading 77%
Writing 86%
Math 78%

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