Knox School Board Reviews ISTEP Progress, Pilot Program

Knox-School-Board-2014Knox School Superintendent A.J. Gappa reviewed a few positive results from the recent ISTEP testing and reported that the schools have been, and continue to be, in a pilot program that help to determine test questions next year. The final testing period is April 18-May 6.He reiterated that a new testing formula is to be developed by the State for the 2017-18 year.

Two 8th grade members of Emily Samuelson’s Middle School science class, Jaigen Allport and A.J. Carlson, presented a project demonstration from Science Olympiad competition. Allport shared that the competition and team work will be a factor in the positive development of his adult life.  The team of 13 Middle School students brought home 5 medals from recent regional competition. Allport hopes to have a career in security work, while Carlson said he will seek a career in engineering.

The next meeting of the Board is a closed work session on April 4th.