TAKS scores released to NewsChannel 11 show 90% of third graders passed the reading portion of the test. The TAKS replaced the TAAS test this year. Teachers and administrators had been concerned scores would drop because of the new test, but the numbers prove otherwise.
More than half of the third grade classes passed with 90% or better, and no school had less than a 70% passing rate. The average across the state was 89% passing.