TISD Optimistic About TAKS Results

As a district, 82% of students passed the test in english language, compared to 88% on a state level. In math, 69% of students passed, versus 77% state wide. For social studies,TISD was closest to the state performance at 93% and 9% respectively. And 67% of students passed in science to the state's 74%. TISD says the numbers are a good indicator of where adjustments need to be made. "We certainly want to see continuous improvement each year. But for the areas we don't see it that's where we go back and say, what's taken place in the school district, why are we seeing decreases in certain grade levels or subject areas and put those changes in place," TISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Roland Hernandez. Comparing 2005 results to 2006, the district says it did see in gains in subjects including writing and science.

Christine Nelson reporting. cnelson@kltv.com