Reading scores increased in grades 1-3 compared to a year ago, all according to the latest release of reading scores.
The State Department of Education has only released skeletal results from the fall reading test. The full data report is important, because it will allow parents and patrons to see how K-3 students fared in their neighborhood schools.
Results from this year’s Idaho Reading Indicator were a mixed bag. Several demographic groups gained a bit of ground. For other student groups, chronic “achievement gaps” only grew wider.
Greg Wilson, Gov. Brad Little’s education adviser, pointed to one specific spring score: 73.5 percent of third-graders were reading at grade level.
Originally, the state said it would release the test scores in October. Now, the scores might not be unavailable until after Tuesday’s election.