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Friday, May 9, 2008

TAKS Results Improve

So the smoke has almost cleared from the year's first administration of the TAKS math test. The second administration is only a few days away, and schools are working intensely with the kiddos who didn't make the grade the first time around.

Statewide, scores have improved:
Year% Pass% Commended
20056115
20066715
20077117
20087521
Locally, our scores made a big jump since last year. One theory (that I initially scoffed at) is that the kiddos know they have to pass this year in order to promote, so they're serious now. Well, I spent the morning working with kiddos getting ready for their second shot at the test, and they were very intent. You would think these guys would be ready to rebel at all the math they've been getting, but most of them were still working hard.

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