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Pandemic learning decline reflected in Ashley, Wishek

Pandemic learning decline reflected in Ashley, Wishek

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says that new test information shows a decline in student math and English proficiency during the 2020-21 school year. That decline is reflected in Wishek and Ashley schools according to state data. The results offer evidence about how the COVID-19 pandemic affected student learning in North Dakota. The North Dakota State Assessment in English/Language Arts and mathematics is given annually, in the spring of each year, to students in grades three through eight, and to students in the 10th grade. The 2021 exams were administered from March 15 to May 7. During the 2021 spring tests, the percentage of all students in the state who scored as “proficient” or “advanced” in English/Language Arts was 42 percent, a 5 percent decline in English language proficiency from the 47 percent recorded during pre-pandemic testing in the spring of 2019. In Wishek, according to state data, the ELA proficiency range went from 50-54 to 40-44 percent, a 10% decline. In Ashley, the slide was from 45-49 to 40-44 percent, 5% down.

Posted 10/18/21 (Mon) - by read more »

Ashley Homecoming King and Queen

Ashley Homecoming King and Queen

King Jackson Meidinger and homecoming Queen Gracie Hoffman. Boy’s homecoming court, were Jackson Meidinger, Baxter Sand, Damian Bender, Brenden Lear, Colton Martz, Blake Meyer. Girl's court, Dani Gilstad and Michayla Hakanson Photo by Grace Fuchs

Posted 10/04/21 (Mon) - by read more »

Chamber award winners announced!

Chamber award winners announced!

Jackie Klipfel named Educator of the year.

Posted 5/10/21 (Mon) - by read more »

How do insects survive winter?

How do insects survive winter?

Insects are the ultimate survivors. While we shiver outdoors in our heavy winter coats, insects are using amazing strategies to survive. Some are producing “antifreeze” inside their bodies and others are migrating thousands of miles, while others are snuggling together in giant clusters.

Posted 12/28/20 (Mon) - by read more »

Ice fishing has changed dramatically in the past 40 years

Ice fishing has changed dramatically in the past 40 years

Ice fishing insight for North Dakota this winter from Greg Power, fisheries division chief for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

Posted 12/28/20 (Mon) - by read more »

NDDOT launches new mobile app ND Drive

NDDOT launches new mobile app ND Drive

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) launched its new mobile app, called NDDrive.This app enables users to conduct various driver license and motor vehicle transactions on any mobile device or tablet.

Posted 12/28/20 (Mon) - by read more »

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We'll be here for you

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Posted 3/18/20 (Wed) - by read more »

After Close Call, City will install 24/7 monitoring system

A fire scare on Dec. 13 that could have consumed most of the City of Ashley's heavy machinery prompted action by the Ashley City Council on Jan. 7. They voted to contract with Dickey Rural Network to install a 24/7 monitoring system. A fire started in the city garbage truck while it was parked in a city building. It was discovered in time for the Ashley Fire Department to extinguish the blaze before it destroyed the truck and two payloaders parked nearby.

Posted 1/16/19 (Wed) - by read more »

Athletic accomplishment

Athletic accomplishment

After battling with lupus for 10 years, Casey James, Castaic, California, decided it was time to help herself get better.

Posted 8/22/18 (Wed) - by read more »

Dinner Time

Dinner Time

Helfee Bros Custom Chopping were the weekly winners of the KSJB 600 "Feed the Farmers" drawing on Thursday.

Posted 8/15/18 (Wed) - by read more »

 
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