Schools release 2012-2013 Test Scores

Friday, July 19, 2013

Poinsett County Schools have released the 2012-2013 test proficiency percentiles for the students of each grade. The tests include the benchmark, end-of-course algebra, end-of-course geometry, and end-of-course literacy.

According to Trumann School District Assistant Superintendent David Rutledge, the scores are not as high as the school wants them, but they are a reflection of the school teaching the Common Core Standards.

"As a school, we have implemented the common core state standards, but the assessment hasn't caught up to what the frameworks are actually teaching," Rutledge said. "Our scores were indicative of us making that step forward and implementing those frameworks."

Arkansas has adopted the Common Core standards, however the testing for the standards will not go into effect until the 2014-2015 school year. Whereas children grades 3-8 are now required to take the benchmark, they will be taking an online assessment in grades 3-11 provided by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, also known as the PARCC Assessment.

The results are as follows of test scores are as follows:

*Trumann School District- Third grade benchmark scores were 75% proficient or advanced in literacy and 81 % in math. Fourth grade scores were 79% in literacy and 80% in math. Fifth grade scores were 67% in literacy and 56% in math. Sixth grade scores were 61% in literacy and 60% in math. Seventh grade scores were 60% in literacy and 62% in math. Eighth grade scores were 71% in literacy and 59% in math. The eleventh grade literacy exam had a total of 52% that scored proficient or advanced. The end-of-course algebra exam had 67%. End-of-course geometry had 78%. End-of-course Biology had 32%.

*Lepanto Elementary Benchmark-- Third grade scores were 76% proficient or advanced in math and 70% in literacy. Fourth grade scores were 74% in math and 91% in literacy.

*Tyronza Elementary Benchmark-- Third grade scores were 80% proficient or advanced in math and 70% in literacy. Fourth grade scores were 72% in math and 94% in literacy. Fifth grade scores were 47% in math and 80% in literacy. Sixth grade scores were 64% in math and 75% in literacy.

*East Poinsett County High School-- Seventh grade benchmark scores were 66% proficient or advanced in math and 76% in literacy. Eighth grade scores were 62% in math and 60% in literacy. For end-of-course Algebra, 87% of students were proficient or advanced. For end-of-course geometry, 71% of students were proficient or advanced. For the eleventh grade literacy exam, 75% were proficient or advanced.

*Marked Tree School District-- Third grade benchmark scores were 90% proficient or advanced in math and 75% in literacy. Fourth grade scores were 84% in math and 91% in literacy. Fifth grade scores were 62% in math and 83% in literacy. Sixth grade scores were 76% in math and 80% in literacy. Seventh grade scores were 78% in math and 78% in literacy. Eighth grade scores were 88% in math and 88% in literacy. End-of-course Algebra was 87%. End-of-course geometry was 89%. End-of-course literacy was 62%.

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