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On Friday, March 29, Jim Porter, a representative of the Kansas State Board of Education, made a presentation of the Challenge Award, which is given by the Confidence in Education Task Force of the Kansas Department of Education, to Pleasanton USD 344.
The Challenge Awards recognize schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishment based on Kansas assessment test results and other qualifying factors, specifically the sample size, ethnicity and social-economic status of those taking the test, attendance and graduation rates.  The steps used to identify Challenge Award honorees are as follows:
1. For each of the six state assessments, 60 schools are identified as high performing. A statistical model is used that includes test results, percentage of the sample that received free- or reduced-priced lunch, attendance (for elementary), graduation rates (high school) and the percentage that were members of an ethnic minority.

To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County News or check out the online version here

COMMUNITY

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SPORTS

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