Preliminary TAKS scores show growth in LISD - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/8/10

Preliminary TAKS scores show growth in LISD

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock ISD released preliminary scores for students on the 2009-10 state Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test Tuesday. The district showed growth in 85% of the 135 areas measured and double-digit gains in several areas over the preliminary scores from 2008-09.

Student achievement is measured in 135 subsets of student groups that include breakdowns by ethnicity and economically disadvantaged, across the four content areas of reading/English language arts, math, writing, social studies and science.   

LISD Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza said, "I am pleased with the progress that has been made increasing the performance of our students. I am grateful and appreciative of the hard work by all within our system who have made these improvements a reality. We still have a long way to go to reach our goal of graduating all students college/career ready; however, it is certainly evidence of the positive momentum."

Students in grades 4, 7 and 10 showed gains in all subject areas and all student groups. Tenth grade students made double-digit gains of 12 percent in both math and science over last year. Students in third grade showed a passing rate on the reading exam of more than 82 percent, with only one chance to pass the test. Last year, preliminary scores included two chances for third graders to pass the reading test.

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