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Jacksboro ISD sees increase in college readiness

Jacksboro ISD received proof of an increase in students’ college readiness.

JHS Principal Brad Burnett reported the school received its Advanced Placement test scores in and they were improved.

“They show significant progress in both our AP language and composition and in our literature and composition results,” he said.

Eight of 13 senior students who retook the language and composition test scored a 3 out of 5 and one student scored a 4 out of 5. A score of 3 or higher allows a student to get college credit for the corresponding course. The average score increased from a 1.6 to a 2.4.

“I want to give Ginger (Spiller) full credit for that,” Burnett said. “She is an exceptional teacher. She aspired to be a librarian and went to school and spent a lot of hours but she’s a very gifted English teacher. I can’t say enough about her.”

Spiller has agreed to continue to teach the literature and composition class and will pick up the language and composition class for the 2016-17 school year.

“I am confident our AP scores, particularly in the English area are going to continue to be really strong,” Burnett said.

Nine of 15 students that took the literature and composition AP test scored a 3. The average score increased to a 2.6.

“That’s approaching that every kid that goes through that gets college credit,” Burnett said.

To read the complete article, see the July 22 edition of the Herald-Gazette.

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