|Only 10 per cent of UISD seniors passed the math TAKS exit test|
UISD continues with it's putting lipstick on a bulldog philosophy. As one of the trustees indicated displeasure with the most recent TAKS scores, a highly overpaid UISD administrator immediately turned the spin cycle to high. From today's LMT:
In addition to the preliminary math and reading scores, UISD presented to the public last week the passing rates of high school seniors who took the 2011 exit-level TAKS test. Results included those who were retaking the exam as well as first time testers.
They must pass it to graduate. Of the 142 UISD seniors who took the math test, 14, or 10 percent, passed.
The following are the rest of the passing rates on the exit-level test:
- Social studies − 57 percent.
- Science − 46 percent.
- English language arts − 18 percent.
UISD trustee Javier Montemayor expressed concern last week about the subpar passing rates, but Pamela Juarez, UISD associate supt. of curriculum said they are an improvement from five years ago. “(Low scores have) been chiseled down throughout the years,” she said. Students who fail can continue to retake the test. Final TAKS results will be released in July.Chieseled down? Is that the best they can offer, after years and years of exorbitant salaries. Forget the chiesel, as bad as the situation is and as high as the salaries are, you need a jackhammer!