St. Mary’s Charter School

300 children, K-6

Goal

Use TAKS Achiever! program to raise science scores and provide new ways of instruction.

Solution

Roll out Achiever! to students in order to help them better prepare for the statewide TAKS exams.

Results

In 2006, 78 out of 79 summer school students passed the TAKS retest. In 2007, 69 out of 70 students passed. TAKS Science Pass Rate:

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2005
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2006

“We find that TAKS Achiever! is a reasonable predictor of performance on the TAKS. Every child who completes Brainchild’s program with 80% or above passes the TAKS test.”

Stan Simonson
Principal