Saturday, August 30, 2014

MAP scores provided for Joplin, Jasper County elementary schools

The following MAP scores show the percentage of students who scored proficient or above on the annual MAP tests:

Third Grade Communication Arts
Districts
Webb City 64.0
Carl Junction 53.2
Carthage 34.4
Joplin 30.8
Jasper 26.6
Sarcoxie 26.4
Avilla 10.6

Fourth Grade Communication Arts
Districts
Webb City 58.1
Carl Junction 48.5
Carthage 45.8
Jasper 45.2
Avilla 42.8
Sarcoxie 41.5
Joplin 41.1

Fifth Grade Communication Arts
Districts
Jasper 65.7
Carl Junction 51.0
Webb City 50.3
Sarcoxie 50.0
Avilla 47.7
Joplin 43.5
Carthage 42.7

Third Grade Math
Districts
Webb City 72.1
Carl Junction 65.7\
Carthage 46.7
Sarcoxie 41.5
Joplin 34.9
Jasper 26.7
Avilla 10.5

Fourth Grade Math
Districts
Webb City 58.1
Carthage 42.7
Sarcoxie 42.5
Carl Junction 38.4
Avilla 38.1
Joplin 34.7
Jasper 32.2

Fifth Grade Math
Districts
Jasper 68.8
Webb City 58.3
Carl Junction 56.8
Sarcoxie 44.2
Joplin 43.9
Carthage 42.8
Avilla 41.2

Third Grade Communication Arts
Buildings
Webb City Harry S Truman 69.6
Webb City Eugene Field 66.7
Joplin Kelsey Norman 64.6
Webb City Mark Twain 61.3
Carthage Steadley 57.4
Joplin Stapleton 56.8
Carl Junction 53.2
Webb City- Carterville Elementary 52.2
Carthage Mark Twain 49.2
Joplin Columbia 48.6
Carthage Pleasant Valley 39.4
Joplin Royal Heights 34.8
Carthage Columbian 30.9
Carthage Fairview 30.7
Joplin Cecil Floyd 27.6
Jasper 26.6
Sarcoxie 26.4
Joplin Soaring Heights 26.2
Joplin Eastmorland 24.5
Joplin West Central 24.3
Joplin McKinley 19.6
Joplin Irving 18.8
Avilla 10.6
Joplin Jefferson 3.7

Fourth Grade Communication Arts
Buildings
Webb City Harry S Truman 66.1
Joplin Stapleton 60.6
Carthage Steadley 59.8
Webb City Carterville Elementary 57.1
Webb City Mark Twain 56.5
Joplin West Central 54.6
Carthage Mark Twain 52.1
Carthage Pleasant Valley 52.0
Joplin Kelsey Norman 50.0
Carl Junction 48.5
Webb City Eugene Field (between 45.8 and 50.5)
Jasper 45.2
Joplin Eastmorland 45.1
Joplin Soaring Heights 44.7
Joplin Columbia 43.2
Avilla 42.8
Sarcoxie 41.5
Joplin Irving 41.0
Joplin Cecil Floyd 37.8
Carthage Columbian between 37.3 and 42.7
Joplin Royal Heights 33.3
Carthage Fairview 28.1
Joplin McKinley 22.9
Joplin Jefferson 21.1

Fifth Grade Communication Arts
Buildings
Joplin Kelsey Norman 67.5
Joplin Stapleton 66.7
Jasper 65.7
Carl Junction 51.0
Webb City Middle School 50.3
Sarcoxie 50.0
Avilla 47.0
Joplin Columbia 44.2
Joplin Irving 43.0
Carthage Middle School 42.7
Joplin West Central 39.1
Joplin Cecil Floyd 37.8
Joplin Eastmorland 37.5
Joplin Royal Heights 31.7
Joplin Soaring Heights 31.1
Joplin McKinley 26.6

Third Grade Math
Buildings
Webb City Harry S Truman 78.3
Webb City Mark Twain 70.4
Webb City Eugene Field 69.7
Webb City Carterville 68.1
Joplin Kelsey Norman 67.6
Carthage Pleasant Valley 66.7
Carthage Mark Twain 57.2
Joplin Stapleton 56.8
Joplin Royal Heights 45.6
Joplin Columbia 43.3
Sarcoxie 41.5
Carthage Steadley 41.1
Joplin Soaring Heights 38.3
Carthage Columbian 36.2
Joplin Cecil Floyd 30.6
Joplin McKinley 29.4
Joplin Eastmorland 28.9
Jasper 26.7
Carthage Fairview 25.0
Joplin Irving 18.8
Joplin West Central between 13.5 and 18.9
Avilla 10.5
Joplin Jefferson 7.4

Fourth Grade Math
Buildings
Webb City Harry S Truman 66.1
Joplin Stapleton 60.6
Webb City Carterville 57.1
Carthage Pleasant Valley 56.0
Carthage Steadley 55.5
Webb City Mark Twain 55.3
Joplin Kelsey Norman 52.3
Webb City Eugene Field between 45.5 and 50.5
Carthage Mark Twain 43.8
Sarcoxie 42.5
Joplin Soaring Heights 40.7
Avilla 38.1
Joplin Columbia 37.5
Joplin Eastmorland 35.3
Carthage Fairview 34.6
Joplin Royal Heights 33.3
Jasper 32.2
Joplin Cecil Floyd 30.5
Carthage Columbian between 28.9 and 33.3
Joplin Irving 28.9
Joplin West Central between 22.7 and 26.8
Joplin Jefferson 10.6
Joplin McKinley 2.8

Fifth Grade Math
Buildings
Joplin Stapleton 74.3
Joplin Kelsey Norman 71.4
Jasper 68.8
Webb City Middle School 58.3
Carl Junction 56.8
Joplin Columbia 51.2
Joplin Cecil Floyd 45.1
Sarcoxie 44.2
Carthage Middle School 42.8
Joplin Royal Heights 41.4
Avilla 41.2
Joplin Eastmorland 39.7
Joplin Irving 35.2
Joplin Jefferson 32.6
Joplin Soaring Heights 31.1
Joplin McKinley 17.2
Joplin West Central 8.7

(Note: The schools that do not have an exact figure listed are ones that had two categories that had percentages small enough that they were not listed, so I used the possible range of scores it could be.)

Joplin High School MAP scores lowest in Jasper, Newton counties

The percentage of students who scored proficient or above on the 2014 MAP tests are recorded below for high schools in Jasper and Newton counties:

English 1
Jasper 75.0
Seneca 69.5
Carl Junction 68.3
East Newton 61.2
Webb City 60.9
Diamond 59.1
Carthage 58.2
Neosho 57.0
Joplin 51.3
Sarcoxie 50.9

English 2
Webb City 81.6
Carl Junction 77.3
Jasper 75.7
Seneca 74.6
East Newton 72.1
Sarcoxie 70.6
Carthage 69.0
Neosho 66.3
Diamond 66.0
Joplin 62.8

Algebra I
Webb City 72.3
East Newton 62.6
Carl Junction 57.9
Jasper 50.0
Carthage 45.7
Neosho 41.3
Diamond 40.3
Seneca 38.9
Sarcoxie 32.5
Joplin 27.1

Algebra II
(no listing for Webb City)
East Newton 100.0
Jasper 92.3
Neosho 54.4
Joplin 52.4
Carl Junction 49.1
Carthage 46.3
Seneca 40.8
Diamond 40.3
Sarcoxie 35.4


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Cleaver: It was not Fallujah, but Ferguson

In his latest EC from DC report, Fifth District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver writes about the situation in Ferguson.

The images that assaulted our senses, night after night, recently from Ferguson, Missouri, created waves of concern in Americans from coast to coast, regardless of race, religion, or political party.

So many questions, emotions, and deep-seated resentments have erupted since the shooting death of Michael Brown.

At the request of several ministers and community leaders in Ferguson, I traveled there to offer any assistance I could, to lessen tensions before another tragedy occurred. I also joined several Missouri lawmakers in sitting down with Attorney General Eric Holder. I was pleased by his visit, his promise of a fair and thorough investigation, and his commitment to those victimized during the protests.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (right) meets with Representative Wm. Lacy Clay (center) and Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II, in his office at the Pentagon | DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt

I, along with my colleague Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), also urgently requested a meeting with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. We sat down in The Pentagon with him the next evening, to discuss our grave concerns about the militarization of local law enforcement agencies.

Under what is known as the 1033 Program, surplus Department of Defense equipment is distributed to various police departments throughout the country. I voiced my strong objections, and those of many constituents from both parties in Missouri’s Fifth District, to parts of 1033. I am not advocating for the termination of the 1033 Program altogether, but believe a vigorous review is necessary. I am encouraged by the President's promise to do just that.

If there is any good to come of this tragedy, perhaps it is that we will act forcefully and quickly to ensure public safety, and preserve our constitutional rights, including the right to assemble and peacefully protest, without the unacceptable threat of an overbearing police response that targets law-abiding citizens with military weapons and technology.

Carl Junction, Webb City schools top 6-8 MAP scores

Sixth Grade Communication Arts
Scoring Proficient or Above Average

1. Jasper 79.2
2. Webb City 63.5
3. Carl Junction 52.8
4.Carthage 44.0
5. Joplin 41.9
6. Avilla 40.0
7. Sarcoxie 37.1
(Joplin South scored at 48.2, Joplin East 39.1 and Joplin North 37.3)

Seventh Grade Communication Arts
1.Carl Junction 63.1
2. Webb City 60.3
3. Avilla 56.5
4. Joplin 55.7
5. Carthage 52.2
6.Jasper 51.3
7.Sarcoxie 46.2
(Joplin South scored 56.7, East 56.0, and North 54.0)

Eighth Grade Communication Arts
1. Webb City 60.4
2. Carl Junction 55.5
3. Avilla 50.0
4. Joplin 48.0
5. Jasper 46.9
6. Carthage 44.0
7. Sarcoxie 31.3
(South 53.9, North 51.9, East 35.3)

Sixth Grade Math
1. Jasper 83.4
2. Webb City 63.5
3.Carl Junction 57.9
4. Sarcoxie 52.9
5. Carthage 52.5
6. Joplin 45.1
7. Avilla 40.0
(South 52.0, North 43.9, East 37.3)

Seventh Grade Math
1. Carl Junction 66.9
2. Webb City 64.5
3. Jasper 56.7
4. Carthage 56.0
5. Joplin 53.6
6. Avilla 34.8
7. Sarcoxie 32.9
(South 56.4, North 52.3, East 44.2)

Eighth Grade Math
1.  Webb City 64.9
2. Carl Junction 55.5
3. Joplin  48.0
4. Carthage 41.2
5. Jasper 40.6
6. Avilla 33.4
7. Sarcoxie 30.8
(North 52.3, South 44. East 29.7)

Eighth Grade Science
1. Webb City 61.2
1. Carl Junction 61.2
3. Joplin 50.2
4. Avilla 45.8
5. Carthage 45.7
6. Jasper 43.8
7. Sarcoxie 34.6
(South 53.4, North 53.2, East 44.2)

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Work groups forming to develop Missouri Education Standards

In his latest report, Senate :President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, talks about the process of forming work groups to develop Missouri Education Standards, a step that is being taken because of intense opposition to Common Core State Standards. 

After a successful legislative session, many of the new laws we passed took effect this week. One measure that has special importance to thousands of Missouri families is House Bill 1490, which creates the new Missouri Learning Standards educational benchmarks for students in our state.

The need for new standards became apparent in the wake of serious concerns raised by a very diverse cross-section of Missourians of all political viewpoints over the implementation of what is often called the “common core.”