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Strike May Have Hurt Test Scores of Eagle Point Students
Administrators in the Eagle Point School District say a May strike might be why students showed no growth on state assessments. The Medford Mail Tribune newspaper reports the district showed improvement on state tests for three years straight until data released last week ended the trend.
The employee strike occurred during the same window the district planned to administer some of the tests.
Internal tests during the year showed growth within Eagle Point, so the district believes the lower-than-expected scores are because the assessments coincided with the turmoil.
Eagle Point's average test scores were lower than the state average and lower than those in the nearby districts of Medford, Ashland, Central Point and Phoenix-Talent.