This is low compared to the rates presented by students from other ethnicities such as the Hispanic who range from 18% to 20%. African-American students range between 17% and 21% (Academic Excellence Indicator System, 2015). The economically disadvantaged students have high rates because their rates are at 20% and 21% in TAKS writing. In another example, all the TAKS tests taken show that White students record low scores of 27% and 25% for the district and state changes respectively.
As noted from the percentage rates exhibited in the answer to question one, the subject with the greatest area of need is the TAKS writing. All students from different ethnicities combined record low rates of change within the state and the district. For example, the district rate is at 15% and the rate on a state level is at 14% (Academic Excellence Indicator System, 2015). Compared to all the other rates recorded for other subjects, this is a subject area that needs more improvement since it has not improved greatly in the last few years.
All students seem to perform poorly in TAKS writing from 2003 to 2011, which shows that the programs in underfunded because there rate of change is low even after 8 years. TAKS reading/ELA shows that all students’ rates are at 18%, in Mathematics, the rate is at 26% to 27%. In social studies, the rate is at 18% and 19% and lastly in science, the rates reflect as 39% to 41% (Academic Excellence Indicator System, 2015).
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