As principal Sharon Knight put it, it was “Good news for [the high school], but not great news for the district.”
For the third year in a row, the district did not meet federal adequate yearly progress (AYP) standards.
Trigg County High School, however, met all of its AYP progress goals
Based on NCLB standards, the school was to be 29.35 percent proficient in reading and 29.79 percent in math. The school received overall reading and math scores of 52.74 percent and 30.88 percent, respectively.
“When you look at the reading score, we need to be patting some people on the back,” Lander said. “It’s awesome.”
Indeed, the school’s reading proficiency percentage more than doubled that of 2004, when it was scored as 23.53 percent proficient.
“Something was done different here,” Lander said of the huge improvement. “We need to look at it and help increase it.”
Math scores, however — and the district as a whole — did not fare as well. The high school had a higher math proficiency last year by almost two percentage points. It is, however, still higher than next year’s goal of 29.79 percent.
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