Schools stay on track; meet CATS goals
by Hawkins Teague
Oct 10, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Still coming off a high from meeting its goals for No Child Left Behind, Trigg County Schools were happy to learn last week that they had also met all the goals on last year’s state test, the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS).

Superintendent Tim McGinnis said he was very proud of his teachers, but especially the students, since “they took the test.” He said that much of the district’s success could be attributed to focusing on individual students.

McGinnis said that one of his personal goals was for Trigg County to become one of the top 10 districts in the West Kentucky Educational Cooperative by the end of the current biennium in 2008. He said the district has already reached that goal, and was ranked tenth on that list of 25 schools after the results were released. He said that by 2010, he wants Trigg County to be in the top five.

McGinnis said that the schools would continue pushing because each school must reach the level of proficient (a score of 100 out of a possible 140) by 2014. The goals increase each year, so McGinnis said they couldn’t pause too long to celebrate and must start preparing for the spring testing now.

“What’s good enough today won’t be good enough tomorrow,” he said.

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