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Batavia City School District Addresses State Test Scores

Scores released this week for students in grades 3 through 8  by the state education department were significantly lower than years past.

Parents, teachers, students and districts contend there were not enough resources or time to prepare for the first year of Common Core Curriculum exams. The data shows that students in rural districts lagged state averages.

New York spends over $19,000 per student (as cited here by the Ithaca Journal) – tops in the nation, according to U.S. Census data -- which makes some wonder if New York should have done better on the test administered in all but five states.

Batavia Superintendent Chris Dailey tries to put the scores into context…

“It gives us knowledge of where our students were at one point in time last year," he said. "It’s one piece of data that we will use to lead into our goals for this coming school years for each individual student as well as each grade.”

Dailey says the district is investing in its teachers to get accustomed to the Common Core exams.

Thirty-one percent of students in elementary and middle school statewide were proficient and math and reading, compared to rural areas which were 23 percent in English and 19 percent in math.

Education Commissioner John King calls the scores a baseline for the future and will not affect teacher performance evaluations this year.

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Click here to see a power point presentation from the Batavia City School District with more information:

Fire Hyrdant Flushing beginning Monday Morning

News release from the City of Batavia Fire Dept:

The City of Batavia Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants on Monday August 12, 2013, from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the general area south of East Main Street and east of Jackson Street

Homes and businesses nearby will be affected. These tests may result in a temporary discoloration of water in that area. As in the past, please do not attempt to wash any clothing if your water appears discolored. If you do experience a discoloration of your water, run cold water for about 5 minutes or until clear.

WBTA's Wayne Fuller to Join Batavia Athletic Hall of Fame

WBTA’s very own Wayne Fuller is one of eight inductees for the 12th annual Batavia High School Athletic Hall of Fame announced today.

Wayne is an alum and a long-time public address announcer and score keeper for Blue Devils athletics.

Other inductees include Todd Cayea, John Bernard, Brett Wormley, James Bernard, Michael Rogers, Lance Cayea and Julie Redband Varland

The Hall of Fame dinner is Sept. 21. Tickets are $30 each.

Tickets are available at the athletic director’s office at Batavia High School. 


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