A small step forward in reading scores was offset by a slight loss in math achievement in the Valley View School District in a comparison of Illinois State Achievement results from 2011-2012 to 2012-2013, according to a Bugle Newspapers report.
The report said 57 percent of Valley View students were meeting or exceeding standards in reading in 2012-13, up from 55 percent in 2011-12. The math numbers showed a decrease in those meeting standards from 53 percent in 2011-12 to 51 percent in 2012-13, according to the report.
“It is hard not to be disappointed in our math scores, and we need to have a direct conversation about it—in fact, overall, our scores are below state standards,” stated School Board Vice President Rick gougis in the Bugle Newspapers report.
“We are making great progress, but we need to deeply analyze all of our data to refine and tweak practices as we go,” stated Assistant Superintendent Rachel Kinder in the report.