Lawrence school board to hear report about student scores on Kansas state assessments

photo by: Mackenzie Clark/Journal-World File Photo

The Lawrence Board of Education meeting room at district offices, 110 McDonald Drive, is pictured in this file photo from Feb. 25, 2019.

The Lawrence school board will receive an update on the progress of some of the goals of its strategic plan during its meeting Monday.

Zach Conrad, the school district’s executive director of research, evaluation and accountability, is expected to report to the board the Lawrence student scores on the Kansas state assessment tests and how they relate to the district’s goal of improving third grade reading and eighth grade math skills. The overall purpose of the strategic plan is to help increase district students’ literacy by third grade and increase students’ math proficiency by eighth grade, among other goals.

The discussion is listed for a work session, which means the board will take no action.

The board will also receive an update about the district’s most recent annual performance report for special education services, which is based on fiscal year 2017 data.

The board will meet at 5 and 6 p.m. for its work session and regular meeting, respectively, at district offices, 110 McDonald Drive. Full agendas can be found on the district’s website,

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