Senath school officials talk about test scores

Senath school officials talk about test scores

SENATH, MO (KAIT) - The Senath-Hornersville School District addressed the school's Annual Progress Report scores on Monday, noting the numbers are down from last year.

When a parent sees a school progress report decline, the questions may arise.

Superintendent Chad Morgan said the state scores the school on five areas, including graduation rate, college readiness and attendance.

In those categories, the district is doing well. However, Morgan said it was academic achievement where the APR score dropped.

But, Morgan said scores actually went up on assessment tests. The information caused some confusion.

He said it's because the state gets an average score from two school years combined, rather than one year for its self.

"We feel like we have good things in place right now that led to our scores going up on our assessments and we are hoping that we can continue that this year as we are that our APR will reflect that next year because then you'll average our 17 scores and our 16 scores together," Morgan said.

Morgan said they are looking into different ways in the classroom to help students grow- and use more assessments to see if they accomplish the growth.

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