Light snow/rain continue to develop along northern El Paso County, as well as wind picking up in this location. This trend will continue to extend to the south throughout the afternoon hours. Light snow accumulations and poor visibility will be possible for a time this afternoon and evening north of Colorado Springs and south/southwest of Pueblo. Blowing dust will be mostly likely on the Eastern Plains, where a Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect. Bottom-line, your Tuesday will feel (and look) a lot different than the past two days. Be prepared...
Math scores are adding up to some good news about this year's Colorado Student Assessment Program tests -- better known as CSAPs.
State officials cite what they call "striking" gains in math scores -- in releasing the latest CSAP results Tuesday.
Ninth graders scored just 31 percent proficient in math in 2002. This year, students in the third and fourth grades scored 68% and 66% proficient, respectively.
Those were the best scores of the eight grades tested -- and the other six grades showed improvement over last year, too.
The next goal is to improve CSAP science test scores.
The testing program is now in its ninth year, and features 29 exams in areas including reading, writing, math, science, Spanish reading and Spanish writing.
About 1.4 million tests were administered last spring
To see this year's CSAP results, log on to http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeassess/csap/as_latestCSAP.htm.