Local school districts pleased with standardized test scores

AMARILLO, Texas - Local school districts say they are pleased with their students' standardized test scores.

The Amarillo and Canyon Independent School Districts think one-on-one attention from teachers is really helping their students excel.

"I always think that when you can individualize instruction for the kids, you have a better chance of meeting their needs," Tascosa High School Principal, Dr. Lynn Pulliam, said. "It's been a big push for the district over the past few years and I think that will pay dividends for our kids."

Students' strengths are in reading and social studies, but they continue to improve in math and science. School leaders say college prep tests like the Plan test and PSAT are also boosting performance and common assessment programs, like C-Scope, help keep teacher lesson plans consistent.