Big improvements on HISD TAKS tests

HOUSTON According to the district, HISD students scored record highs on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test. Eight four percent of the schools improved in social studies, and 79 percent improved in the science portion of the test.

Officials say some of the schools even doubled their scores.

"At Love Elementary in science, they improved by 100 percent," said HISD Superintendent Abe Saavedra. "They went from 47 percent a year ago to 94 percent this year."

Statewide, 95 percent of eighth-graders passed the state's standardized test.

This is the first year that eighth-graders were required by law to pass both the math and reading parts of the TAKS test to move on to the next grade.

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