Recent test scores show progress made within McCoy Elementary School, a feat that school leaders said has taken years to accomplish.
Interim Superintendent Lucille Lovette said the third grade reading scores have increased by 18 percent.
“In 2014-2015, the district was disappointed with only 53 percent of the students passing the MKAS third grade gate reading summative assessment,” Lovette said. “The April test results reveal the scholars surpassing the 70 percent passing goal set by their principal, Torrey Hampton, for the initial testing window.”
As of this month, 71 percent of the third graders passed the reading assessment tests. It was reported that 29 percent failed.
Hampton has been vocal in his desire to promote and improve literacy at the local school. Lovette said Hampton credits the 71 percent passing rate to the school’s administrative team, teachers, students and parents.
“We have truly coined the motto, ‘All Hands on Deck,’” Hampton said.
Lovette said she anticipates future success with student achievement.
“Hampton has made it an instructional practice to continously monitor and evaluate the school’s literacy instructional program to ensure that student outcomes are met and there is a focus on continous improvement,” Lovette said.