Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Schools To Share Improvement Prize.

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

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Despite lagging test scores, Placitas Elementary was among 94 schools named to share in a $1.84 million prize for test score improvement.

La Luz and Los Ranchos elementaries in the North Valley and the West Side's Lavaland Elementary also were among the recipients.

The schools were recognized by the state Board of Education on Friday for showing the most improvement in standardized test scores from 1998-1999 to 1999-2000.

The news surprised Placitas Elementary Principal Kennie Warren, whose school's scores had fallen from the previous year. …

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