Trigg Schools’ test scores fall just short of proficient
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Nov 07, 2012 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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One of the three schools in the Trigg County School District was rated proficient in the 2012 Core Content Assessment, and the district itself barely missed being proficient, according to data that was released Friday.

However, Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby and Beth Sumner, assistant superintendent of instruction for Trigg County Schools, are still proud of the results, with Hamby saying that only 30 percent of schools and districts would be rated proficient.

“There are always opportunities for growth,” said Hamby. “At the end of the day, it isn’t about the test. What it’s really about is helping our students master the standards that we now have across the board.”

According to the data, the district missed being proficient by 0.3 points. Trigg County Intermediate School had an overall score of 62.8 out of 100 possible points but was in the 71st percentile and was rated proficient. Trigg County Middle School and Trigg County High School were rated as “needs improvement,” with TCMS 4.9 points short of proficiency and TCHS 0.4 points away from proficiency.

Sumner says a school or a district has to be at least in the 70th percentile to be considered proficient.

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