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CATS Test Scores Released

By: Peter O'Connor Email
By: Peter O'Connor Email

The CATS test scores are in and while many school officials are pleased with the results, they say there's also room for improvement.

CATS scores are in and many Eastern Kentucky schools say they are happy with the results. Buckhorn Elementary in Perry County has highly improved scores this year jumping their score more than 10 points. Hazard High scores rank them in the top five.

"It's just good for every high school in Eastern Kentucky to have a school that can compete with the rest of the state," said Hazard High Principal Happy Mobelini.

Officials at Middle Fork Elementary in Magoffin County say they are on cloud nine after they found out their scores are tops in the state.

"You can always improve, you know, you really don't want to be stagnant, you want to continue to grow," said Principal Russel Howard.

It's good to be at the top, but the key is to stay there. That's why despite the high marks, school officials say there's room for improvement. School officials say they will look at the data and see where they can get better.

"You know we want to look at every content area, we want to break things down and we want to see where our gaps are," Howard said.

"The kids are proud of their high school and are motivated to come to school, we'll stay there. I don't know if we'll stay in the top five, but we'll try every year to be there," Mobelini said.

There is still work that needs to be done, but students in Eastern Kentucky say they will be ready to pass the test next year.

"We just feel really happy that we can accomplish that because that's a really big accomplishment for a small school in Eastern Kentucky," said Madison Mobelini.

Click the following link for detailed information about individual school and district scores:
http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Administrative+Resources/Testing+and+Reporting+/Reports/CATS+Briefing+Packets/2007+CATS+Briefing+Packet.htm


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