Math hands.jpg Doug Beghtel / The Oregonian / 2009 Test scores for every Oregon public school came out last week, and the results show which middle schools are getting the most students to master math. We combed through the data to find schools where two-thirds or more of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders are certified math whizzes, able to tackle tough problems using logic, statistics, fractions, geometry and more.
Oregon's latest round of standardized test scores came out last week, and results among low-income students were bleak. Only 41 percent ended the year proficient at reading and writing. Just a quarter of them had mastered math. But among the state's large and mid-sized districts, one managed to shatter that pattern. Low-income students make up more than half the enrollment of McMinnville schools, and those students outperformed state averages for students from all income groups.
Oregon students lost ground in reading, writing and math over the past year, new test scores indicate, and educators say the record number of snow days plus a culture of disdain for standardized tests help explain the drop. The Oregon Department of Education released test results for nearly 1,200 schools Thursday. The end-of-year exams are designed to measure whether students are on track to be ready for college and the world of work.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".