HISD students make gains on test scores
Report Card shows advances in reading, math, but there’s room for improvement
— Houston Chronicle2
Houston fourth- and eighth-graders continue to fare better on reading and math tests than their peers in several other large cities, according to a national report released Thursday.
Results of the Nation’s Report Card show that middle school students in the Houston Independent School District made the biggest gains this year, though the district’s performance overall still trails the Texas and national averages.
But Houston’s triumphs over some other urban districts is considered significant because they have similar student populations, particularly more minorities and low-income children. Those students traditionally perform worse on standardized tests.
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