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BEE COUNTY — Ten schools from four Bee County school districts have received 32 Gold Performance awards from the Texas Education Agency.

The TEA says the awards acknowledge districts and campuses for high performance “other than those used to determine accountability ratings.”

BEEVILLE

•The Academy at Madderra — Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Higher Education Readiness component: English language arts. Sixty-five percent or more of grade 11 students earned a score of 2,200 or more and earned an essay score of three or higher.

•FMC Elementary — Commended in reading. Thirty-four percent of all students, 33 percent Hispanic and 31 percent of economically disadvantaged students scored at or above standard.

•Thomas Jefferson Elementary — Commended in science because 30 percent or more of the examinees scored at or above the TAKS performance standard; and additional awards for showing improvement in reading and in math.

SKIDMORE-TYNAN

•Elementary school — received awards in reading and English language arts, math, writing, science and math improvement.

•Junior high — received awards for reading and English language arts, writing and social studies.

•High school — awarded for its number of college-ready graduates, social studies, TSI in English language arts and TSI in math.

•District — awarded for its number of college-ready graduates, reading and English language arts, writing, science, social studies and TSI in English language arts and TSI in math.

PETTUS

• Elementary — Commended performance in reading and English language arts and commended performance in writing.

• High school — TSI in Higher Education Readiness in English language arts and TSI Higher Education Readiness in math.

PAWNEE

•Pawnee ISD received Gold Performance acknowledgements in science, social studies, attendance rate and improvement in reading.
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