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Gadsden schools’ scores higher than portrayed


By Donna Thornton / Times Staff Writer Posted Jul 23, 2017 at 4:12 PM Updated Jul 23, 2017 at 4:12 PM The Alabama Department of Education measures scores from the 2015-2016 ACT Aspire test in four categories: In need of support, close, ready and exceeding readiness. Information presented at a community meeting July 13 detailed some of Gadsden’s scores, painting a bleak picture of student readiness in math and reading. However, the numbers were pulled only from column three – the “ready” percentage. The percentage of student scores “exceeding” readiness was not mentioned. Leaving those numbers out makes a substantial difference in some grade levels and subjects, according to Gadsden City [...]

Gadsden schools’ scores higher than portrayed2018-03-13T16:04:26+00:00

Meeting planned to discuss community’s role in education


By Times Staff Report Posted Jul 7, 2017 at 6:52 PM Updated Jul 7, 2017 at 6:52 PM Those concerned with education in the Gadsden area are invited to ″A Community Conversation: Education and Your Community,” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gadsden Civic Center, 623 Broad St. Former Gadsden City Councilman Robert Avery said the gathering is sponsored by the Legacy Education Group, a local nonprofit. He said a number of area ministers are expected to take part in the discussion. He said some members of the city’s board of education, and local elected or appointed officials [...]

Meeting planned to discuss community’s role in education2018-03-13T16:01:18+00:00