Today's Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio tells us that the districts test scores have improved in 18 or 24 categories and passed 4 of the 24 categories (up from only passing one last year). This is good news for Dr. Atkinson and for DeKalb parents who were very concerned about our proposed new superintendent's home school test scores.
Atkinson pointed out that the district was working hard to build a better high school student in the past couple of years.
With a higher focus on the basics, such as math, students entering high school have been improving over time.
“If we do what we do well,” she said, “then everyone is getting better and once they get to high school, we should see a bigger difference.”
Right now around 80 percent of students entering kindergarten are not prepared, according to Atkinson.
When Atkinson took the position of superintendent, higher standards were put in place to help the district grow.
“I’m excited with all the issues that we have rooted are now growing,” she said. Issues addressing student curriculum, getting children into school, and helping students succeed, are a few of the things she set out to address.
“We’re not perfect,” Atkinson stated. “But, we’re a lot better.”