dcps3 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/18/14) – A state requirement for school districts to incorporate a number of make-up days into its calendar based on the highest number of missed days due to inclement weather means the 2014 - 15 school year calendar will include days in June.

The calendar was presented for approval at the Daviess County Board of Education meeting Thursday night. District administrators told the board make-up day requirements meant adding eight days in June 2015. The calendar can be viewed here.

In other business, district administrators presented results of recent state testing for eighth grade and high school juniors. In both tests, Daviess County Public Schools students performed better as a group than the average state-wide score, but are still behind where officials said they want the district to be in terms of overall percentages.

Each test scores students in three categories – English, Reading, and Math. On the Explore test, students at Daviess County earned an average of 77.7 percent, 57.6 percent, and 48.2 percent, respectively. That compared to the state averages of 65.1 percent, 44.4 percent, and 34.7 percent.

On the PLAN test, students attending Daviess County last year scored overall averages of 78.0 percent in English, 57.6 percent in reading, and 30.8 percent in math. State-wide, the average PLAN score for English was 66.7 percent, 48.2 percent in reading, and 25.6 percent in math.

The board also congratulated several students on recent achievements, including recognition of future problem solving team members.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (6/1/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, June 1.… Read More

Miners Drop Home Game to Dubois County

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/1/15) — Visiting Dubois County scored first and never trailed in an Ohio Valley League matchup… Read More
1 DOW 18,011.94
-28.43 (-0.16%)    
2 S&P 2,109.60
-2.13 (-0.10%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,076.52
-6.41 (-0.13%)    

Most Read This Week

May 27, 2015 7419

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 7110

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6538

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 4273

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 3829

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11333

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 9378

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

June 01, 2015 1527

Authorities Discover Meth Lab While Assisting…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1500

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 1287

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1148

Two Muhlenberg Women Injured in Collision

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1110

Woman Charged with Falsely Reporting Kidnapping

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1105

Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters Gather for…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 1062

Human Relations Coordinator Identifies Possible…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 938

Juveniles Accused of Falsely Reporting Masked…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
June 02, 2015 921

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 891

Traffic Signal at Intersection in Downtown…

by Keith Todd