Canby High's test scores are climbing
The results are in, and according to Smarter Balanced test scores from the last three academic years, Canby High School's academic achievement is improving.
At the high school level, only eleventh grade students participate in the assessment. The recently released test scores reveal the percent of those students who tested as proficient in the areas of English language arts, math and science for the 2016-17 academic year.
When compared to area schools, such as Colton, Oregon City and Wilsonville, Canby's English language arts scores are on the low end and math and science scores ride the middle; but in comparison to previous years, Canby High is on a roll.
In English language arts, scores have come up from 50 percent proficiency in 2014-15 to 66.9 percent in 2016-17. Math scores have seen an even more significant climb in the last few years. In 2014-15, only 19.6 percent of Canby High's eleventh graders tested proficient. In 2015-16, that number rose to 30.2 percent, a more than 10 percent increase. And in 2016-17, Canby jumped 10 percent again to 40 percent.
The school district is receiving a boost, which could keep that momentum going, in the form of Measure 98 funding. The High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act provides Canby School District with $672,452 for the 2017-18 school year and $699,899 for the 2018-19 year. The district intends to allocate those funds towards three focus areas. The Herald plans to follow-up with more details on the implementation of Measure 98 funding soon.