Gering schools pleased with growth in testing scores

Gering school officials say they are pleased they compare favorably with the other top thirty schools in the state in the Nebraska schools report released today. Superintendent Don Hague says Gering's scores in reading are low but in writing, math and science are generally comparable to the other larger schools in the state. He says more importantly the scores show students are improving and growing as they move from grade to grade.

Hague says Gering's rank in reading is in the bottom third of the state, and the district is trying to bring those scores up. Hague also noted the junior high scores this year are down from last year. Hague says the students did not practice taking the tests on-line for the first time, and that may have been a factor in the lower scores.

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