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Evacuees in Texas score poorly on math tests
wwltv.com ^ | 04/28/06 | AP

Posted on 04/28/2006 4:24:49 PM PDT by Ellesu

AUSTIN, Texas -- Math scores for fifth-grade students displaced to Texas after last year's hurricanes are lagging significantly, mirroring similar low scores in reading.

Just 45 percent of the 2,396 fifth-graders who enrolled in Texas schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita passed the math portion of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, according to the Texas Education Agency.

Statewide, 81 percent of Texas fifth-graders passed the April 4 math exam. Students must pass the test before they can advance to sixth grade.

Officials blame students' low scores on New Orleans' poor schools, the trauma of being abruptly uprooted from their homes, and the possibility some children were put in the wrong grade after arriving in Texas with no records.

Students can take the exam as many as three times. Students had another chance to take the test on April 19, but those results are not yet available.

On the reading portion of the exam, which was given in February, 46 percent of displaced fifth-graders passed compared to 80 percent of all students.

The reading test was also given to third-graders; only 58 percent of evacuees passed compared with 89 percent of all students.

Under state law, children who fail the test must be given intensive remediation.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Louisiana; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: evacuees; katrina; rita

1 posted on 04/28/2006 4:24:51 PM PDT by Ellesu
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To: Ellesu
Just 45 percent of the 2,396 fifth-graders who enrolled in Texas schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita passed the math portion of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, according to the Texas Education Agency.

These schools are failing!(/sarcasm)

2 posted on 04/28/2006 4:28:20 PM PDT by umgud (the profound is only so to those that it is)
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To: Ellesu
put in the wrong grade after arriving in Texas with no records.

How stupid do you have to be not to know what grade you are taking?

3 posted on 04/28/2006 4:31:38 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Ellesu
No doubt the low grades are a result of the trauma experienced from the hurricane. The solution us to send more money. /sarcasm
4 posted on 04/28/2006 4:34:05 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism in a parasite that ALWAYS kills its host.)
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To: Ellesu

What a damning account of New Orleans schools. I suspect if the evacuees are able to acclimate to Texas, they will fare better in life. That's assuming that they do want to work hard and do well in their new place.


5 posted on 04/28/2006 4:37:13 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: ncountylee
Maybe they were in the NOLA 12th grade but could only perform to the level of Texas 7th grade.
6 posted on 04/28/2006 4:39:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: originalbuckeye

I'm not sure if it condemns New Orleans schools, or the New Orleans lifestyle (or a bit of each). The "Big Easy" might be descriptive of grade promotion as well as the laid back lifestyle that is New Orleans.


7 posted on 04/28/2006 4:40:01 PM PDT by meyer (Dems are stuck on stupid. Al Gore invented stupid.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Voat Nagin!!


8 posted on 04/28/2006 4:40:42 PM PDT by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: originalbuckeye

It would be interesting to see a comparision between the Catholic and Other NOLA Private school Evacs and their Public school counterparts


9 posted on 04/28/2006 4:43:24 PM PDT by catholicfreeper
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To: Wristpin

You know I don't think I've ever seen a picture ballot.


10 posted on 04/28/2006 4:44:01 PM PDT by Ainast
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To: originalbuckeye

No way.

The illiterate masses from New Orleans do not trash entire cities and create intense criminal situations.

It is clearly all a plot by President Bush.

(sarc)


11 posted on 04/28/2006 4:44:32 PM PDT by Emmet Fitzhume (America: Shining with brightness, Always on surveillance.)
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To: Ellesu
N.O. schools were $100 million in debt before Katrina... now they are raising funds by selling school buses on E-Bay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-Orleans-Public-School-Bus_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6728QQitemZ4634748909QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
12 posted on 04/28/2006 4:44:45 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Ellesu
A better comparison would be to our inner city schools.

Anyone have this data?

13 posted on 04/28/2006 4:46:56 PM PDT by DrewsDad
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To: Ainast
My Dad predicted decades ago that we might end up with Third World style ballots where the political parties become known by their logos (eg Jackass for the democrat party). The 'voters' simply make a mark by the logo of the party they favor.

Kind of the ultimate 'generic' ballot.
14 posted on 04/28/2006 4:48:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Ellesu

What did they expect? beyond the fact NO is hardly a model school system the kids who are still in texas are not their best students..


15 posted on 04/28/2006 4:49:12 PM PDT by N3WBI3 ("I can kill you with my brain" - River Tam)
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To: Ellesu

If you live nine feet below sea level and the water is over your roof, how long will you live in Houston?


16 posted on 04/28/2006 4:49:33 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: BenLurkin

Actually its pretty interesting. I suspect that other States have this but LOuisiana has a ton of Black political organizations that puts people on their sample ballots they pass out to the voters or give to the voters right before they vote. Its extremely important to get on the right ballot. Anyway, what is important on the ballots is the numbers by each persons name. In fact I have seen sample ballots with just numbers. So people who can't read vote by the numbers


17 posted on 04/28/2006 4:54:55 PM PDT by catholicfreeper
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To: originalbuckeye
That's assuming that they do want to work hard and do well in their new place.

It is common for the evacuees in high schools to start disturbances that require police to be called.

The evacuees want to rob and steal in their new place. They have worn their welcome out.

Job fairs have been held for them; no takers!

People in Houston are fed up with them--long ago.

18 posted on 04/28/2006 4:58:16 PM PDT by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: Ellesu

Louisiana public schools are horrible. If you live in a great school district, you might be able to send your kid all the way until third grade.

Then you have to pony up for private school. That's the way it is.


19 posted on 04/28/2006 5:01:17 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Ellesu

As Dobbs said today all schools are failing because of the illegals kids who are dropping out, I say kick them out.
But Texas got a double whammy with the illegals kids and the Katrina kids.

The only ones suffering are OUR Children.


20 posted on 04/28/2006 5:07:46 PM PDT by stopem (To allow a bunch of third world country nationals to divide Americans is unconscionable!)
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To: Dog Gone

In my line of work I enter a lot of homes. I'm handy with a computer and because of my job many people will ask me for advice or troubleshooting help with their computer. Well one time I had a service call at a NO public school teacher's house. While there I fixed her main problem and she asked me to help her set up her printer. So I obliged as I knew it'd only take 5 minutes. Well as I'm setting it up she's telling me about how Corey Miller (C-Murder) is a nice boy and his family is nice people. I'm just doing my thing on her computer not paying it much mind. I finish up my work and she goes to test the printer out by typing a sentence and printing it.

The sentence read, "The egg is is good to eat".

Exact quote.


21 posted on 04/28/2006 9:18:51 PM PDT by Bogey78O (<thinking of new tagline>)
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To: Bogey78O

LOL


22 posted on 04/29/2006 6:58:13 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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