Patlan's STAAR scores remain a concern for Seguin ISD
Posted on 4/25/2016 6:41:00 AM.
(Seguin) -- While there is an upswing so far for testing in the Seguin ISD, the district can't help but be focused on those schools particularly Patlan Elementary School which is reportedly struggling to meet state standards.
Following Thursday's preliminary release of STAAR test results, the campus showed that it did not meet the mark in fifth grade reading or fifth grade math.
Patlan reported a 53 percent passing rate in 5th grade reading. That's compared to last year's 68 percent. The campus also reported a 41 percent passing rate in math compared to 58 percent in 2015.
Sean Hoffmann, the public information officer for the Seguin ISD, says eyes have remained on the campus ever since numbers were also not so great last year. He says at the time, Patlan was among three other schools who either failed or where on the bubble of not meeting the state's requirements.
"We knew that Patlan and Vogel were going to be two campuses where we were going to have to dedicate additional attention, support, resources to get those students where they need to be. Jefferson and McQueeney -- we also realized that those schools were going to need some help and resources from the state and what we have here at the district office in order to get those students to meet the increased rigor. Right now, we're looking like we've seen those increases at three of those four campuses. We're going to continue to work until the last minute with those students at Patlan to make sure they have everything they need before they go back and take the STAAR test again in May," said Hoffmann.
Like Patlan, Rodriguez and Barnes Middle School will look to call for reinforcements as they too prepare their kids for a second administration of the test next month. Both reading and math are required for these students to be promoted to the next grade level.
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