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By Dan Rudy 

AMP scores seem low, but bar higher


Accustomed to their students scoring highly on standardized tests, Wrangell parents may be unsure what to make of results for the new Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) exam, due for release before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

First administered in schools across the state earlier this spring, AMP was selected by the Legislature in 2012 to replace its previous Standards Based Assessments test. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (EED) reports around 72,300 students took part in last year’s examination.

The AMP is administered to students between the third and tent...

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