Advancing English and Math Skills, Cold Spring School District Celebrates STAR Assessment Results

This content is shared by Yuri Calderon Attorney.

The end of the academic year brings a celebration of summer break, fun activities, and even anticipation of back-to-school festivities. It is also a time to reflect on students’ educational achievements by tracking progress and reviewing the recorded state standardized testing results. 

At Cold Spring School District, students are excelling across English and Math at a high rate. End-of-year Renaissance Learning STAR Reading and STAR Math Assessment results indicated 93% of students met or exceeded the English Language Arts (ELA) standards and 87% of the students met or exceeded the Math standards during the 2020-2021 school year.

“The academic accomplishments of our students are linked to the superior leadership and dedication of our teachers and staff,” says Amy Alzina, Superintendent, Cold Spring School District. “They start every school day with a mission to help students grow in their knowledge, and each day they succeed.”

The community behind Cold Spring School District has also supported students in their daily learning, ensuring they are adequately prepared and understand classroom standards.

“We are proud of our Cold Spring students, who come prepared to school each day eager to learn” says Yuri Calderon, Chief Business Officer, Cold Spring School District. “Our students are unique in their expectations of excellence and their interest in building their community through extracurricular activities.”

Another major factor contributing to Cold Spring’s high scores on the STAR assessments is the 5-day a week in-person learning model that began on September 22nd, 2020. Cold Spring had a zero COVID-19 transmission rate from in-person instruction. Students safely returned to a daily routine in classrooms to continue their learning.

“We thank our students, parents, teachers, and administration for trusting our district to conduct school safely. Our students’ test scores show how beneficial in-person instruction is to Cold Spring School District.”

Cold Spring School District is proud of its “whole-child approach” to elementary education that prepares children for success throughout their educational careers and supports active participation in the community. Congratulations everyone!