After the 2008 spring MAP scores were reviewed, the school board observed Spectra’s high test results. Spectra teacher Jon Travis was recognized on behalf of his students at the opening faculty meeting.
As an entire class, 43.6% of juniors scored in the proficient to advanced range on the Communication Arts test.
However, 94.3% of the 35 Spectra students that took the same test scored in that range.
And while 59.7% of the sophomore class scored proficient or higher on their Mathematics exams, 97.7% of the 45 sophomore Spectra students scored just as well.
“The reason the kids did so well was because they have the abilities and were asked to apply their abilities,” Travis said. “They felt it was something they could do.”
In honor of their high scores, Travis and Spectra students met together for dinner at Culpeppers.
“We will continue celebrating [our MAP scores] throughout the year but I’ll begin End of Course exam preparation,” Travis said. “We look forward to doing well again.”
End of Course exams will replace MAP testing this year. All students are required to pass these tests to earn credit for a class.