School district test scores improve to 82nd percentile
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Oct 02, 2013 | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Although Trigg County Schools have shown improvement in the second year of using the state’s new accountability model, Trigg County Middle School is still designated as “Needs Improvement.”

The K-PREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress) is a new assessment, borne out of the 2009 Senate Bill One, that was first administered in the 2011/2012 school year.

Trigg County Schools Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Beth Sumner said that one partial reason for that is because of changes in content standards, with the biggest gaps in math and English.

“Things that were traditionally taught at seventh grade are now taught in fifth grade,” Sumner said. “So you had to fill in those gaps, which caused some of this issue. That’s definitely something I think that was there, because kids were tested over skills that they didn’t have multiple years to develop.”

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