MISD Fifth and Eighth grade STAAR Results

MIDLAND, Texas (Local2/Fox 24) - "The things that we are doing are working and that's what's exciting because as our interim superintendent stated it creates an academic momentum," said Elise Kail, MISD Executive Director of Accountability. 
 
Kail says momentum can be seen in the students STAAR test results this year. She says they're showing staggering improvements.
 
"Well we had positive results this year and we are very excited because of all the plans we have put in place and they actions we have taken within the last couple of years with our professional learning communities are beginning to take hold," said Kail.
 
Midland ISD scoring above the region in all areas for the fifth and eighth grade subjects. Several district schools showing impressive results.
 
"In math Rusk had the most gains with thirty-one percent increase," said Kail. "Abell junior high had the most gains in eighth grade math with fifteen percent increase overall."
 
Kail states the schools involved in the professional learning communities are showing double digit increases.
 
"Kids are becoming more engaged in the classroom and their more excited about their learning. Which is going to increase their learning and empower them," said Kail. 
 
Keeping the district motivated for the future.
 
"We are just going to keep moving forward with the plans we have been having in place, supporting the campus, supporting the teachers and students to keep moving forward because we are excited abut what they have done," said Kail.
 
The results are only in right now for fifth and eighth grade. However, Kail is very optimistic about how the rest of the grades will test. 
 

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