Sometimes, pictures aren't worth a thousand words
A snapshot of Creston fourth-grade reading scores made its way into the Des Moines Register Sunday, stating 54.55 percent of students were proficient in reading during the 2011-2012 school year.
Since then, proficiency increased more than 15 percent. And, those fourth-grade students who are now in fifth grade increased their reading proficiency to 61 percent.
"One thing we want people to realize," said Chuck Scott, Creston School District interim superintendent, "it's last year's news."