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School district to review test scores

William Ferchland

Information on last week’s release of state test scores will be presented in detail via Power Point by Assistant Superintendent Barbara Davis during a Lake Tahoe Unified School District board meeting Tuesday.

The district’s scores from the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program will be broken down into grade levels, student subgroups and historical patterns by Davis, who is scheduled to speak right after the public comment session.

In a related item, the board will vote on approving a new high school math class to help students pass the California High School Exit Exam.

The class of 2006 will be the first to have the requirement of passing the test for graduation. Even though the district had 80 percent of its sophomore class pass the English section and 85 percent pass the math portion, there is room for improvement.

“We continue to develop courses that better prepare our students to pass the California High School Exit Exam,” Davis said.

Also, Chief Financial Officer Mike Curran will advise the board on potential members of the district’s 7-11 committee, which will be charged with looking into possible uses for Al Tahoe and Meyers elementary schools.

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The two sites, closed because of declining enrollment and a tightening budget, are considered surplus property. The committee will meet Wednesday in the district’s board room at 3:30 p.m. to discuss money-leasing options.

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