Students struggling with counting, adding or multiplying numbers are getting personalized help more often at one Franklin elementary school, and officials credit that attention with improvements in students’ state testing scores.
Throughout the county, 17 of 29 schools had an increase in their overall ISTEP scores. Some of the area’s best improvements came from Franklin schools, which had their overall passing rates improve between 3 percentage and 10 percentage points. At Creekside Elementary and Webb Elementary schools, the rate of students passing both the math and language arts portions of ISTEP rose by 9 percentage points and 10 percentage points, respectively.
School officials credit the increases to the personalized lessons teachers created for students whom they saw start to fall behind last school year and regular meetings among all of the school district’s teachers.