Test scores continue climb locally
Both New Albany and Union County School Districts said they’ve seen continued improvements in the 2011-2012 Mississippi Curriculum Test, second edition scores, released this week.
According to New Abany School District Superintendent Jackie Ford, test scores were up in all three of the district’s schools over last year.
“I don’t have any complaints at all,” Ford said. “Our kids and our teachers all worked hard and did a great job bringing our scores up. It was definitely a team effort.”
Ford specifically mentioned the high school scores in the Subject Area Tests, such as algebra, biology and both English II and English II writing, as being one of the district’s strengths this year.
“The high school did really well across the board,” Ford said. “In general, all of the scores were up over last year.”
As far as the MCT2 itself, Ford said that the math scores among elementary and middle school students were also improved.
Ron Scott, assistant superintendent for the Union County School District, said test scores among middle school students were also much improved.
“Our 7th and 8th grade students last year seemed to score better than in the past,” Scott said. “That’s actually unusual because, at that age, grades aren’t always their top priority.”
Scott said that students at each school had varying strengths overall.
“There were certain areas among the different schools were students performed better than others,” Scott said. “It always varies from school to school. But overall, we’re pleased.”
Scott did mention that subject area test scores at certain schools were high in algebra and biology.
“All of our teachers and students worked really hard this year,” he said.
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