Superintendent explains Columbia Public Schools' MAP results

August 4, 2011 | 9:10 a.m. CDT
Chris Belcher, Columbia Public Schools superintendent, addresses members of the media on the district's preliminary Missouri Assessment Program results. Behind him is a chart of "adequate yearly progress," or AYP, mathematics proficiency rates. Belcher compared the school system's early analysis of the results to the weather: "It's a lot better than it was yesterday."

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