Bad Weather Day, This Week, and TEA Report on AP Tests

by Coy Holcombe.  

I hope everyone had a great extended weekend! The amount of snow was certainly a surprise! While it does not happen often, the countryside around Eustace sure looks pretty covered in snow. The unplanned holiday on Friday will have to be made up by utilizing a bad weather day. We have two bad weather days built into the calendar: April 2 and June 4. We will be meeting to decide which date will be utilized for this makeup day. However, with the way this weather is going, we may not be done with all the winter weather yet.

Activities this Week:
Monday – Band Practice – 7:00 – 9:00
Tuesday – Boys Basketball at Canton; Soccer v. Athens – Here; Softball v. Athens Christian – Here; School Board Meeting – 7:00 – HS Library
Thursday – HS Flex Day; MS Flex Day
Friday – HS, MS, IS, PS Flex Day; Soccer at Chappel Hill; Softball v. Malakoff – Here – 5:00; End 4th 6 Weeks
Saturday – Power Lifting at Mabank
Below is a press release from TEA on statewide AP scores. Overall, Texas did very well in comparison to the rest of the country.

The Texas Education Agency announced Wednesday that Texas has been recognized by the College Board as one of 20 states with the greatest percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on Advanced Placement (AP) exams (Scores range from one to five).

Among students in Texas’ high school graduating class of 2009, 28.7 percent took at least one AP exam during high school, compared to 26.5 percent for the nation. That represents a substantial increase from five years ago when 21.8 percent of the state’s graduating seniors took an AP test sometime during their high school career.

In Texas, 14.9 percent of the graduating Class of 2009 earned a score of three or higher on an AP test, compared to 12.5 percent of the Class of 2004 who did so.

Social sciences tests, which include history, government, economics and psychology, were the most popular tests taken by Texas students. They experienced their greatest success on English AP exams.

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