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School staff and admin wonder what's next with tests


Erika Kludt-Painter

Petersburg School District administrators and teachers are wondering what's next after the state released results from the new Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) testing assessments.

PSD students scored higher than the state average, but scores in every grade were below the median level in mathematics. (Note that median is not a measure of average, but the middle number in any list of numbers and is sometimes more accurate than an average score if data is relatively skewed.)

Fifty percent of local students partially meet the standards in English Language Arts and 57 percent of students part...

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