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Harmony ISD, Hawkins ISD Score well on TAKS ratings

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By JOHN SPARKS

Students at Hawkins Independent School District and Harmony Independent School District scored well on the 07-08 TAKS testing program administered by the Texas Education Agency. At Hawkins, all three campuses scored a "Recognized" rating by the agency. Harmony's elementary scored an "Exemplary" rating for the third year in a row.


In announcing the results at the school board meeting Monday, August 4, Hawkins ISD Superintendent Dan Rose said, "This represents a significant accomplishment by our students, teachers, administrators and entire school staff. Our community should be proud."


In addition to Harmony's "Exemplary" rating at the elementary level, the intermediate school scored a "Recognized; the junior high scored a "Recognized," and the High School "Academically Acceptable." Overall Harmony ISD was rated "ACADEMICALLY ACCEPTABLE."


Overall, Hawkins ISD was rated "RECOGNIZED."


The TEA ratings system measures student performance through a statewide regimen of testing and also considers graduation rates and dropout statistics as well as ethnic/socio-economic backgrounds of students. The four levels of measure are:


EXEMPLARY-meets or exceeds state exemplary standards. This requires a 90-percent passing rate for all students tested in every subject area. (Includes 90% requirement for all sub groups i.e. Blacks, Hispanics, etc.)

RECOGNIZED-meets or exceeds required improvement and within ten percent of state exemplary standards. Recognized standard requires 75-percent pass rate for all students tested passing every subject area (sub-groups included).

ACADEMICALLY ACCEPTABLE-below the state's Exemplary and Recognized standards. Minimum passing rates must include the following achievement levels: Reading/ELA-70%; Writing-65%; Mathematics-50%, and Science-45%.

ACADEMICALLY UNACCEPTABLE-below the state standards and does not meet required improvement.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:12  

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