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Fred W Graff School

Public | 3-4 | 280 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2013

The teacher quality is excellent and they truly care about their students. However, this new Common Core is a bit of a mess. Teachers don't seem to have the opportunity to place a child according to their assessment of the child's level and ability. In the first month of school a large percentage of the kids were placed lower than the student, teacher and parents believed they should be. Even though everyone recognized this problem the teachers could not move the student to the appropriate level until several weeks had passed the student was re-evaluated on the designated "schedule." I agree with standards and making school work more challenging but in my child's case she was placed in too low a level and was not challenged. Sure she got 100% on almost everything but the content wasn't difficult enough. The school did re-test and she was placed at a higher level but not after wasting the first 6 weeks of school. This is not the teachers fault. Their hands are tied which demonstrates the danger of a one size fits all system. A system must at least be flexible enough to allow the people who are actually teaching the child to make adjustments when necessary.
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
60%

2008

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
80%

2008

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
59%

2008

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
58%

2008

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students69%
Female60%
Male78%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic69%
Participates in free/reduced lunch65%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%

Reading

All Students86%
Female84%
Male86%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunch86%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students73%
Female66%
Male79%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic73%
Participates in free/reduced lunch60%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic85%
Participates in free/reduced lunch78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students64%
Female59%
Male70%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic66%
Participates in free/reduced lunch46%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2010-2011 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 82%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 11%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Laurel, MT 59044
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