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Meyersville 8th-graders excel on STAAR

By Sonny Long
July 22, 2013 at 2:22 a.m.


OTHER STAAR RESULTS

STAAR results requested from the Nordheim school district and Westhoff school district in DeWitt County were not received by deadline.

Students in the Meyersville school district did well in most portions of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness test and came up short in others.

Eighth-graders exceeded statewide passing percentages in all subject areas, while students in third, fourth, fifth and seventh grades had mixed results, and sixth-graders fell below state averages in both the reading and math tests.

"We will continue to address the instructional needs of all of our students," said Meyersville Superintendent Tina Herrington.

"We have implemented a Response to Intervention program that will allow us to identify our students' weaknesses and provide them with the instruction that they need to be successful in all subject areas."

One hundred percent of Meyersville eighth-graders passed the reading portion of STAAR compared with 84 percent statewide. In math, 89 percent of Meyersville eighth-graders passed compared with 77 percent across the state.

The trend held true in science as 88 percent of Meyersville eighth-graders passed compared with 73 percent across the state.

In social studies, Meyersville's 75 percent passing percentage edged out the 73 percent statewide.

Areas in which Meyersville students struggled the most include fourth-grade reading at 58 percent passing compared with a 72 percent statewide passing rate and sixth-grade math, in which 57 percent of Meyersville students passed. Statewide, the passing percentage was 74.

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