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Board to consider return to 5-day week


October 11, 2016

Lagging behind the statewide averages in assessment testing, Supt. Tom Yahraes is broadly recommending four actions while members of the Sweet Home School Board are pondering whether the district should return to a five-day school week.

The Oregon Department of Education released test data for the 2015-16 Smarter Balanced testing last month. The data show that 62.2 percent of Sweet Home students in the third through fifth grades were below grade level proficiency in language arts – 37.8 percent med or exceeded the standard. By comparison, in the third through fifth grades, 52.4 perc...

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