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Kodiak Middle School

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Posted June 9, 2014

KMS is a good school, but a tough transitioning group of kids. Music is great, but academic studies are widely varied. The District has been pushing a math program that does not work. The math is so difficult to follow, that Parents cannot help their kids, and teachers have had to be taught by a curriculum "expert" that was hired to train teachers how to teach the math. Thank goodness many math teachers still supplement traditional math to help the kids. Some teachers definitely push agendas, and push students and parents of kids who have religious beliefs to "open their mind" to other views that are against the students religious beliefs. Overall the teachers are good, but the district administration leaves much to be desired in the curriculum they push as well as the means of measuring student proficiency. A "training session" was required this year to "teach" parents about the grading system. If a grading system is so difficult it requires teaching it to the parents, how do you think the teachers and students are going to be able to effectively use it? Common sense doesn't prevail at the administrative level, but if you are a parent who is involved, your kids will do fine.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female89%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American60%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant82%
Non-migrant78%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female90%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American70%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant79%
Non-migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodation9%

Writing

All Students76%
Female93%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American60%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant75%
Non-migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native American58%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English68%
Migrant74%
Non-migrant64%
Special Education with Accomodation15%

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native American71%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English87%
Migrant91%
Non-migrant83%
Special Education with Accomodation42%

Writing

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native American61%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant83%
Non-migrant80%
Special Education with Accomodation38%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native American86%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant93%
Non-migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native American96%
White98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English95%
Migrant97%
Non-migrant92%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female66%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native American82%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant86%
Non-migrant65%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English92%
Migrant97%
Non-migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 37% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 33% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 18% 23%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Two or more races 2% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1017 Rezanof East
Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907) 481-2200

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