The Lauderdale County School District has received the state test scores and are very pleased about the results.
"We made a lot of positives. We’re up in a lot of areas, down in a few areas, we’ve got some things that we can work on going forward but in general we’re very pleased in the results,” said Ken Hardy, director of Curriculum assessment.
Students scored proficient or advanced in subject areas. Last year,the percentage for English was 49.9 percent and this year it’s 58. 5%. In 7th grade math last year students scored a 58.5 % and this year’s score is a 62.4%. The school district still has subject areas that require progress.
“Six grade math we were up, six grade language took a dip across the state, we mirrored that deal. We had a little decrease as well in six grade, but overall grades 3 -8 we had some big gains there,” Hardy said.
Hardy says, math is a subject that students tend to fall behind.
“In high school testing Algebra one we were down a little bit in Algebra one this year and that’s something we’re going to focus on going forward to improve our results in the Algebra one state test eight grade math is a spot where students struggle,” said Hardy.
The district will now wait on its accountability score which will be released in September. As of the 2018-2019 school year the school letter is a B.