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Hall County students show improvement in ITBS scores

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011 14:46 PM

Students in Hall County, Georgia, recently saw an improvement in their scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), which is causing some academic officials to believe that the school system is moving in the right direction.

The Gainesville Times, which covers local news, reports that the majority of scores were up between 1 and 4 percentage points. Academics were quick to point out that while this looked promising, there was still a lot of work to be done in terms of boosting the education system.

However, Eloise Barron, the assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, told the news provider that due to a lack of funding, the school system scaled back how many grades took the ITBS.

In addition to Georgia, the ITBS is administered in Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Utah and most Catholic institutions.