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Kenedy science scores improve, math scores drop
by Danay Gilley
Aug 27, 2011 | 760 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Kenedy school board had a positive beginning at their August 15 meeting. First on the agenda was a presentation by Dr. Donna S. Cole, TEA CIT external chairman and Bill Silliman, TEA CIT external member.

Cole and Silliman are members of the Kenedy High School Campus Improvement Team and have been working with the Kenedy school district for the last two years to improve the TAKS test results at the high school to achieve an academically acceptable rating.

Cole told board members that the science scores which was the reason for the TEA Campus Intervention Team to begin working with KISD, have improved dramatically.

The high school science scores that were at only 39 percent passing two years ago have improved to 89 percent passing.

Cole commended the science teachers for listening to and complying with the suggestions and new methods that have been introduced.

This year the CIT team will continue to work with the science department but the primary focus will be on math since the scores in that area dropped to unacceptable levels last year.

Cole said that there is still work to do but she is positive that with the right help these scores will rise to acceptable levels also.

At the conclusion of the presentation Cole commended the board members and Superintendent Brad Lane for their cooperation with CIT and for the interest they show in what is best for the students of KISD.
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