Preliminary test scores show Wake EOG improvement

July 14, 2010 8:29:01 AM PDT
Preliminary results for the End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests for the 2009-2010 school year show improvements across the board.

EOG test scores in reading show an improvement in grade levels three through eight, with a nearly two percent increase.

In math, four of the six grades show improvement with an overall increase of one percent.

"These improvements are a clear indication that our efforts since the 2007 Curriculum Management Audit of better alignment and focus of resources and efforts are paying important dividends," said Dr. Donna Hargens, interim superintendent and chief academic officer. "The teacher collaboration made possible by our Professional Learning Teams and their focus on data are showing results with these test score gains."

Wake also says there is improvement in closing the achievement gap between white, African-American and Hispanic students.

Among elementary students, achievement gaps narrowed for each group except for African-American students' mathematics, where the gap remained steady but did not increase.

Gaps were reduced for all major groups in grades six through eight.

"While we are pleased with these preliminary test results, we will continue to work hard to improve academic success for all students," Hargens said. "Our teachers are seeing terrific progress with our students, and I know we can build upon this success."

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