Posted by Jim Olenbush on Monday, July 21st, 2008 at 10:31pm.
According to a recent story in the Austin Daily Herald, Austin Public Schools can pat themselves on the back for a job well done. The MCA-II testing results for both grades 3-8 and 10-11 have come out, and the results look promising.
The Herald reports that the students performed about the same as last year, falling at around the average mark for the state. Some grades even showed improvement over last year. In math, for example, the fourth grade students performed better than they did while in third grade.
“We’re looking at the majority of our grades increasing,” said John Alberts, director of educational services.
10th grade students also showed improvement. In fact, they scored quite well on the GRAD portion of reading, which is important when it comes to graduation from high school.
While there is still room for improvement, Austin schools are on the right track. In addition, the district is continuing to work this summer in order to determine more strategies to help students enjoy even greater success next school year.