Tatum ISD puts plan in place to improve scores at high school
Tatum — Tatum ISD is putting a plan in action to improve student progress at its high school after the campus failed to meet the 2013 accountability rating standard, Superintendent Dee Hartt said Tuesday.
Tatum High School failed to meet the required score on the “student progress” measure, one of four indices that campuses are rated on when students take the required State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. The other three indices pertain to student achievement, performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. The high school was the only Tatum ISD campus to miss the mark on accountability ratings.
“We’ve never not met the rating system,” Hartt said. “It’s always met the standard, whatever that standard happened to be prior to this year.”
Specifically in the area of student progress, Tatum High School students met the standard for Algebra I scores but showed little individual progress, according to the campus improvement plan. Eight percent of students met or exceeded progress in math, according to a Texas Education Agency report on Tatum ISD’s accountability rating.
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