Hearne schools showing testing improvements

Published: Dec. 12, 2017 at 7:24 PM CST
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School administrators in Hearne say they feel confident that the district is moving in a positive direction.

The district says it had high ratings in their math and reading at the elementary school.

They said they do have many areas of improvement that they are working on to continue to get their test scores higher including in the science department.

"It's an all in approach. We want to make sure all details are focused on, all the kids are accounted for. We'll be measuring progress on a weekly basis and we want to have it be fun. It's not about beating everyone over the head every day with data, data, data but we want the kids to learn and have fun doing so," said assistant superintendent, Travis Weatherspoon.

The district has a goal for the STAAR/EOC increase the percentage of students that meet or master progress in all subjects from 41% to 70% by 2022. The schools have two full scale benchmarks a year to monitor progress.

Hearne High School achieved the "Met Standards" rating placed by the TEA. The other campuses showed improvement.

The district said its overall goals are to raise STAAR passing rates and meet requirements for the Texas Education Agency.