A group of Groves basketball players made a special visit to Quarton Elementary this week.
It's not all about slam dunks for the Groves High School boys basketball team. A group of players made a special trip to Birmingham's Quarton Elementary this week to read to to fifth grade students. This photo provided by Birmingham Public Schools. Do you have a photo you want to show off? Upload them to our Pics & Clips Gallery!
Quarton fifth graders stand out on reading and science tests.
Despite a dip in scores across the board, Birmingham students continue to exceed statewide MEAP averages, according to the fall 2011 test results released today. During the MEAP exam, taken during fall 2010, students in grades 3-9 were tested in math, reading, writing, social studies and/or science, depending on the grade level. Top of mind concerning this year's MEAP results was the changing cut scores implemented by the state last spring. These cut scores represented career- and college-ready achievement standards and define the cut-off point for the various levels of proficiency on MEAP test: advanced, proficient, partially proficient and not proficient. At the elementary level, all students in grades 3-5 were tested in math and reading…