Nixon Announces SLPS Test Scores Up 18 Points
Kevin Killeen (@KMOXKilleen)
September 16, 2014 5:27 PM
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon talks to reporters after visiting with students at the Bryan Hill Elementary School in St. Louis on Sept. 16, 2014. Nixon was on hand to thank teachers for the work they do and to discuss the importance of investing in public education. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A special visitor brought good news to a grade school in North St. Louis.
Gov. Jay Nixon at Bryan Hill Elementary School announced test scores district-wide are up 18 points. Those rising test scores represent improvements across all 69 city public schools in the district.
“You guys are competing well,” Nixon said. “St. Louis Public School District up 18 points in one year. That’s a huge jump.”
Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams says students are working harder and getting results.
“They’re doing better in mathematics. They’re doing better in terms of attendance. They’re doing better in terms of college and career readiness. They’re doing better in terms of social studies and science. In all of the areas, improvement has occurred. Every single area,” Adams says. “I am pleased that we’re moving in the right direction. I’m not happy, but I am pleased that we’re moving in the right direction.”
Adams says if the trend holds, city public schools will regain full accreditation next year.