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KC Charter schools credit teachers for perfect MAP scores

Posted at 7:25 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 20:25:03-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Kansas City charter schools scored perfectly on this year's Missouri Assessment Program.

Meanwhile, Kansas City Public Schools' score dropped to 63.9 percent from 70 percent last year, which means it will not regain full accreditation.

The two charter schools, University Academy and the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, received perfect 100 percent scores for the second year in a row.

Hannah Lofthus is the CEO of the Kauffman school.

"We intentionally double up on all the core subjects. And we make sure they're receiving double the amount of instruction they would receive somewhere else. We also make sure the instruction they are receiving is at a high rigor level," said Lofthus.

Lofthus said keeping students in the classroom and strong teachers in the classroom is the not-so-secret secret to their success.

"Every single week on Friday we release students at 1:30 and our whole staff stays from 1:30 to 5:00 to engage in group professional development," said Lofthus.