ECISD Officials Reviewing TAKS Results

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Ector County School officials are reviewing a mixed bag of TAKS test results.

Overall, they're pretty happy with them.

Superintendent Hector Mendez called a news conference Thursday afternoon to announce the results.

Mendez says there were improvements in many grade levels like Jr. High and High School math and science scores, but they're still below State averages.

Elsewhere, fourth, fifth and eight grade reading scores were up, while third grade math and reading scores were down.

Mendez credits an intervention plan put into place this past school year for the improvements, but there's still more hard work ahead.

"Learning, Education is always a process of continuous improvement, so that's something we always have to keep a watchful eye on and as we've done this year is provide the support necessary to be able to assist the campus," Mendez said.

Mendez says these latest scores can't be compared with last year's results, because the State averaged in scores for special education students.

Meantime, the T.E.A. plans to release an academic ratings prediction for all campuses statewide on July 17th.