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Wake Schools Get High Marks From End-Of-Grade Tests

Posted June 24, 2004 12:14 p.m. EDT

— According to results from end-of-grade tests and end-of-course tests, Wake County students are testing at the same level as last year.

Nearly 83 percent of high school students scored at or above grade level. Ninety-one percent of elementary and middle school students did the same, but Wake Schools Superintendent Bill McNeal said schools must continue to improve.

"It also says to us that we're Wake County, and being Wake County, whereas other districts might be satisfied with that, we're not," he said. "We'll look at that and say, 'All right, this is fine for now, but it is now time to move and it's time to make the next move.'"

The announcement was made at Vandora Springs Elementary School Thursday morning. Vandora Springs and Sanderson High School were both recognized for making great strides in test scores.