Texas educators want students placed first as scores continue to decline

Texas educators want students placed first as scores continue to decline
Source KFDA
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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Overall, Texas students are continuing to score lower on standardized tests in comparison to national averages.

According to recent test scores, 82 percent of fourth graders performed at basic or better level in math, and just 60 percent performed at basic or better level in reading.

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These are the lowest scores in those subjects since 2003.

Overall performance for fourth graders dropped six points in reading.

How does Region 16 compare to statewide scores?

Of the four indexes each district is graded on, all 62 districts within the Panhandle region passed.

However, certain campuses throughout several districts had one or more times where an index was not met.

Index 2 looks at how demographic groups scored on their LEA or English Language Arts and Mathematics tests at each school.

Andy Neis, Assistant Superintendent and Testing Coordinator for River Road ISD, said reading and writing remain a top focus for their students.

"The key is literacy, and as a district we've made it a go and we've made it a priority to focus on literacy. If the students are reading better then they're going to be successful in science, history and even math," said Neis.

All scores for the state can be found on the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests.

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