Led by Andrea Sanchez’s perfect score, the Commerce Middle School fifth grade improved the school’s score on the Fifth Grade Writing Assessment for the third year in a row.
The challenge for English/language arts teacher Lori Martin and the rest of the fifth grade team was to improve over last year’s 33 percent gain. In 2008, scores reflected that 87.5 percent of CMS fifth graders met or exceeded standards on the test, with only 12 percent not meeting standards.
This year’s results show the challenge met. The 2009 results indicate that 91 percent of this year’s fifth graders met or exceeded state standards.
“The entire Commerce City school community can be extremely proud of what was accomplished by these students and teachers,” principal Chuck Bell commented. “Congratulations on a job well done.”