DENVER (CBS4)– The first results of Colorado’s new TCAP tests are in and while the test is different than the CSAP, the results are about the same.
This is the first year students in Colorado have taken the TCAP instead of the CSAP. The new tests are designed to help students meet new standards from the Colorado Board of Education.
Students in 3rd through 10th grades will take the test.
In the largest school districts Denver students saw the most improvement with more than a three percent increase in proficiency over last year.
One school with a big gain over last year is Denver’s Greenlee Elementary. The school saw its number of proficient readers jump from 34 percent last year to 55 percent this year.
Statewide nearly 74 percent of 3rd graders are proficient in reading. That’s up slightly from 73 percent last year.
The TCAP is a transitional test that will only be around for a couple of years until the state designs a permanent test.
Some of the Denver metro area districts topping that number include Littleton, Douglas County and Cherry Creek. All scored 80 percent or better.