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State releases TTSD and Sherwood test scores

New test scores from the Oregon Department of Education show that Tigard-Tualatin and Sherwood school districts are holding their own.

Results released this week show that both districts have remained steady on the 2013-14 Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills compared to last year.

To view the results for districts across the state, visit the Education Department's website.

At the individual grade level, Tigard-Tualatin exceeded state averages in nearly all categories, except for 8th grade math and 11th grade science.

But districtwide, math scores dropped from 68.2 percent to 62.3 percent.

Reading dropped from 76,9 percent to 70.7 percent.

Science fropped form 71.3 percent to 65.5 percent.

Writing dropped form 67.4 percent to 59.2 percent.

Results were similar in Sherwood, where districtwide scores stayed above state standards, but dropped overall. About 80 percent of students met or exceeded state standards in math in 2012-13. That number dropped to 62.3.

In reading, the district dropped from 86.6 percent to 70.7 percent.

Science dropped from 84.5 percent to 65.5 percent.

Writing dropped from 79 percent to 59.2 percent.

This year's results are similar to those found across the state, said Deputy Superintendent of Education Rob Saxton.

Saxton, who served as superintendent of Tigard-Tualatin and Sherwood districts before taking over the state's education department last year,

“We are in a time of significant and exciting educational change,” said Saxton. "As a state, we are working to transform education from early childhood through career to better prepare our students for their futures. We know that system change takes time and in the years to come our state’s focus on education reform will result in better outcomes for our students and increased prosperity for our state.”

This is the last year that districts will be judged on OAKS tests. Starting this school year, students will be tested under Common Core state standards.

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