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Our schools: Confidence rises as TAKS nears

There are 27 comments on the El Paso Times story from Feb 26, 2011, titled Our schools: Confidence rises as TAKS nears. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Students studied reading strategies during a Saturday session at Eastlake High School.

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Dan Wever

United States

#21 Feb 27, 2011
Here are the scores necessary for your children to pass the TAKS test. And 21 of these 27 scores were lowered for 2010. It was an election year and the scores needed to come up to make the politicians look good so they lowered the standards. Of course the people in the business will tell you the tests got harder so they lowered the passing rates to make them even from year to year. Ho Ho.

READING--- Grade------ What is Passing Grade
READING--- 3---------- 58%
READING--- 4---------- 68%
READING--- 5---------- 69%
READING--- 6---------- 69%
READING--- 7---------- 65%
READING--- 8---------- 71%
READING--- 9---------- 62%

Language Arts --- 10---------- 60%
Language Arts --- 11---------- 58%

MATHMATICS--- Grade----- What is Passing Grade
MATHMATICS--- 3---------- 65%
MATHMATICS--- 4---------- 64%
MATHMATICS--- 5---------- 64%
MATHMATICS--- 6---------- 61%
MATHMATICS--- 7---------- 56%
MATHMATICS--- 8---------- 58%
MATHMATICS--- 9---------- 54%
MATHMATICS--- 10---------- 57%
MATHMATICS--- 11---------- 52%

Social Studies--- Grade------ What is Passing Grade
Social Studies--- 8---------- 44%
Social Studies--- 10---------- 50%
Social Studies--- 11---------- 44%

Science--- Grade------ What is Passing Grade
Science--- 5---------- 73%
Science--- 8---------- 66%
Science--- 10---------- 60%
Science--- 11---------- 51%

Writing--- Grade------
Writing--- 4---------- 53%
Writing--- 7---------- 50%
Perogi Kid

El Paso, TX

#22 Feb 28, 2011
So even if these EPISD student receive recognized honors they still can't read or write.
I guess that is why they have to go out of state and country to recruit teachers. In spite of the fact that UTEP and the like are cranking out teachers faster than tacos at Chico's.
Proud Hispanic American

Yakima, WA

#23 Feb 28, 2011
Well stated!! Sad, but true.
Proud Hispanic American

Yakima, WA

#24 Feb 28, 2011
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>just cause your kids are...you dont know my kids so stfu....all three of kids are honor students and involved in extracurricular activities..dont judge my children i know them better then you think, I raised them right
You might have been telling the truth (but now I know you are in denial). No need for profanity (that's how your children speak to others)! If you are raising your children to be like you I was right about them. They don't know how to write or communicate themselves. They, like you, probably lack the vocabulary to communicate; hence they have to resort to vulgar and obscene language. P.S. I worked (past tense) as an educator and know what I am talking about. What do you do?
jo jo

El Paso, TX

#25 Feb 28, 2011
when you teach to the test, of course the students are going to pass. DUH!!!!

El Paso, TX

#26 Feb 28, 2011
If you can't pass the TAKS test, something is wrong with you. It is easier than any other standardized test you will ever take. I honestly, don't know how people fail it...

If you're kid fails, don't blame the schools. Question your kids and make sure that they are going to class, laying off the drugs, etc. If all that is fine, enroll them in a mental institution.

United States

#27 Mar 24, 2011
Jessie wrote:
<quoted text>
You are probably the Instuctional Coach at your school.
No I am not the person that wrote that but I am a classroom teacher and both my students and I have benefitted from the assistance of the Instructional Coaches.

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