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Performance levels in Wichita schools

There is some good news in the performance level reports for Wichita public schools.

Since 2015, Kansas test scores have been reported in a new way. Kansas State Department of Education explains:

Kansas assessment results are now reported in four levels.

Level 1 indicates that a student shows a limited ability to understand and use the mathematics skills and knowledge needed for college and career readiness.

Level 2 indicates that a student shows a basic ability to understand and use the mathematics skills and knowledge needed for college and career readiness.

Level 3 indicates that a student shows an effective ability to understand and use the mathematics skills and knowledge needed for college and career readiness

Level 4 indicates that a student shows an excellent ability to understand and use the mathematics skills and knowledge needed for college and career readiness.

For USD 259, the Wichita public school district, the trend is that an increasing proportion of students are at performance level 1 until this year, when the percent at performance level 1 fell to 46.1 percent from 47.0 percent. This chart holds the values.

The percent at performance level 2 or better rose from 34.4 percent last year to 35.9 percent this year.

The percent at performance level 3 or better fell to 13.7 percent from 14.3 percent the previous year.

The percent at performance level 4 rose to 4.4 percent from 4.2 percent the previous year.

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