I really like Professor Mavin Bartel's theory on teaching Art.
". . . 100 percent of Honeyville third-graders scored above the state standard in last fall's Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress."
For comparison, "54 percent of the schools third graders (in the Goshen Community Schools) passed the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress. . . . 46 percent require remediation . . .Goshen third graders did a nice job, scoring above average" This is a quote from The Goshen News (Goshen Indiana) page 1, January 25, 2000, in an article entitled, "Goshen ISTEP results presented".
It should be noted that the Goshen Community Schools serve a much more diverse and somewhat more transient population than the Honeyville school does.
The Goshen News (Goshen Indiana) page 1, January 14, 2000, in an article entitled, "Honeyville third-graders tops in ISTEP performance" reported by Ann M. Graber, Goshen News Regional Editor.
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Montage Lesson 2002 UPDATE
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