Cuero schools top state standards, earn distinctions in reading, math

Sonny Long

Aug. 8, 2013 at 3:08 a.m.

The Cuero school district exceeded state accountability standards released by the Texas Education Agency on Thursday.

The district excelled in all four index categories on all four of its campuses, said Superintendent Jim Haley.

"The credit goes to our outstanding educators, who spent countless hours planning, grading, tutoring and supporting our students," Haley said.

Haley pointed to the Student Achievement Index as a highlight of the results, noting that each campus was on average more than 20 points higher than the standard.

However, Haley said, it's hard to know what these results really mean.

"These scores lack significance and meaning at this time since we have not been able to intelligently compare results to other schools in our area or that are about our same size.

"Also, we are unable to compare results longitudinally because this is the first year that these types of reports have been issued.

"The ratings will be more meaningful in the future as we gather more data and understand the process in more detail."

The high school received distinctions in reading and math, and the junior high in reading, math and for being in the top 25 percent of student progress on comparable campuses statewide.

Haley said he was proud of the results.

"We credit the hard work of our Gobbler educators for being so successful," he said. "The motto at Cuero ISD is 'teaching greatness'.

"This motto speaks to the exceptional talent of our educators, as well as the view we hold of our students."



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