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Kauffman School students lead the state on end-of-course tests

Hannah Lofthus, founder and CEO of the Kauffman School, expressed her pride in her students as test scores came in.
Hannah Lofthus, founder and CEO of the Kauffman School, expressed her pride in her students as test scores came in. File photo

The Ewing Marion Kauffman School 2015-2016 class of ninth-grade students achieved 98 percent proficiency on the state biology end-of-course tests, outscoring peers across Missouri.

Kauffman School students also excelled in math, scoring 96 percent proficiency on the Algebra I end-of -course assessment, the second-highest score of any district in the state.

In addition, that same year’s eighth-grade class was tops in the state in math and third in the state in science.

In a statement released Wednesday, school officials said that every grade of students at the Kauffman School “outperformed its peers across the state” in English language arts and math.

“I am incredibly proud of our students and families,” Hannah Lofthus, founder and CEO of the Kauffman School, said in a statement.

“At every level — from our fifth-graders nearly doubling their proficiency rates in eight short months to nearly all of our high school students being proficient or advanced on end-of-course exams, our students show that they can meet incredibly high academic expectations.”

The Kauffman School is a public charter school network that began in 2010. In consists of two middle schools and a high school. The schools currently serve 850 students in grades five through 10.

Mará Rose Williams: 816-234-4419, @marawilliamskc

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