Angelina County school districts release TAKS data
Lufkin, TX — The six Angelina County school districts released preliminary Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) data for the final time before the state introduces a new and supposedly more difficult exam next year.
In 2010, all districts had been deemed “recognized” by the Texas Education Agency for high achieving scores. However, this year Lufkin ISD, Diboll ISD and Zavalla ISD fell to an “acceptable” status.
Superintendents said one reason for the decline was because TEA Commissioner Robert Scott took away the Texas Projection Measure, or TPM, which gave students credit for measured growth and boosted last year’s scores.
The decline could also be attributed to the fact passing requirements increased this year, and a modified exam given to special education students was also included in the calculations.
All superintendents in the county cheered marked improvement made by students and teachers, but they also expressed concerns regarding areas to work on in the future.
Read results for all the districts here.