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07/04/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado CSAP Scores Decline For Third Grade Reading Scores

The percentage of Colorado third-graders reading at grade level on state exams declined this spring while the numbers of those reading at the lowest level was up.

Results of the Colorado Student Assessment Program released at noon today show 70 percent of test-takers achieving proficient or advanced on the CSAP while 11 percent scored unsatisfactory. That is a 3 percentage point drop in those considered "passing" the exam and a 2 percentage point increase in those reading at the lowest level.

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