Troy to address drop in test scores for second-graders
By Marianne Eisenbrandt For The Herald-News October 22, 2012 9:30AM
Updated: November 25, 2012 11:29AM
JOLIET — An analysis of Troy School District student test scores over the past three years shows a drop in scores for students in the second grade.
Superintendent Don White recently told the Troy School Board this is the third year that Troy has been administering the Northwest Evaluation Association Measure of Academic Progress.
White said that overall, Troy students perform well on the test.
“In most measures, we have a lower number of students in the bottom three quartiles than the norm. However, we see a need to work on our math scores and the number of students that perform at the highest level,” he said.
Troy students exceeded expected growth in math and language, and with the exception of grade two in reading, the combined percent of Troy students that scored “above the expected growth range” or “within the expected growth range” exceeded the 70 percent target provided by the association.
The results are prepared for teachers and principals to use. The district also compares the results to other assessments and records to make sure more than one assessment is used before decisions are made for students.