Nacogdoches, Texas — Preliminary results from two state assessment tests show the Nacogdoches Independent Schoool District didn’t fare as well on reading as it did on math, Assistant Superintendent Ronny Knox said.
“Overall, we’ve got some work to do on reading and writing. I think we did well on math and biology, but reading is going to be our main focus. If we can get that down, that affects every other subject.”
Knox said he could only provide “raw” data because the Texas Education Agency isn’t expected to release official test results until October. But that data suggests the district performed similarly to the 2010-11 year, when it was labeled academically acceptable.
“We have not received the official report with the filtered results from TEA yet, as far as the breakdown by student group and whether each campus met the standards or not,” he said. “What we have now is not disaggregated, but I will say that we had a 99 percent pass rate for our eighth-grade students who took the algebra I (end of course).”
Nacogdoches High School students still required to take the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test performed “fairly decent,” Knox said.