District appealing WHS grade

Published: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 09:59 AM.

Wooten said the both high school show they are making learning gains in math and reading for students pretty much across all populations.

The gains in reading have been a particular focus for the district for several years with designated reading coaches and reading instruction connecting to other core coursework across the board.

“Everything we can do for reading we do,” Wooten said.

The number of students in dual-enrolled courses has also increased.

Not only are 80 students currently in dual-enrolled courses, but the success in those courses is also reflected in the state’s grading formula, which awards points for students earning a ‘C’ or better in such college courses.

“One hundred percent of our dual-enrolled students made a ‘C’ or better and I think this is because we put certified teachers in the classroom or they were learning directly from college professors,” Wooten said. “More kids are taking dual enrollment courses. We are continuing to grow there. It is really pretty phenomenal for a district this size.”

The challenges, Wooten said, included science scores at Wewahitchka Middle School and math at Wewahitchka Elementary School.

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