By Richard Bammer
The Kairos board of directors, when they meet tonight, will hear a report about the latest state test scores and hear a pair of updates, on school facilities and the Kairos Innovative Scholars Program.
The school’s executive director, Jared Austin, will tell the seven-member board that the TK-8 independent charter school, meaning it is not governed by the district with which it is aligned, Vacaville Unified, posted, for the second time in as many years, some of the highest 2015-16 CAASPP scores in Solano County.
(CAASPP is the acronym for California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, in its second year and tests students in grades three to eight and 11 on subject matter learned under Common Core.)
Austin and Patrick Broughton, the school’s educational services director, will note that some 320 students were tested, with 63 percent meeting or exceeding the standards in English, an increase of 4 percent over last year. Fifty-five percent did so in mathematics, an increase of 3 percent over last year, bettering averages of 43 and 32 percent in English and math, respectively, countywide, and 49 percent and 37 percent statewide.