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

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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...

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/17/15) — The Public Library Development Foundation is holding its annual Silent Auction, “Finish… Read More

Lady Blazers Capture Second Region All 'A' Championship

MARION, Ky. (4/17/15) — The University Heights Academy softball team won its first Second Region All "A" Classic title… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6118

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 4670

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 09, 2015 3888

MPD, HCSO Joint Investigation Leads to Two…

by Lt. William Poe
April 16, 2015 3285

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 09, 2015 3111

Woman Charged with Multiple Offenses Including…

by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10016

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8409

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 16, 2015 3285

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 16, 2015 1884

Dawson Native, Former Disney Graphic Designer…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 1300

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
April 16, 2015 1290

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 1131

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 1130

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 1127

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 16, 2015 993

Business Spotlight: Community Health Centers…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 873

Children’s Advocacy Director Shares Information…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 767

Kentucky's Jobless Rate Dips to 5.1 Percent in…

by Kim Brannock