Test scores at Springfield’s three public high schools are low… and in some cases, falling. And the principals of the three schools say they know they have to do more to address the problem.
All three appeared before the Springfield school board Monday night to talk about the results of the most recent round of state standardized tests. They say they are seeing improvement in some demographic groups… like low-income students, but overall acknowledge that scores aren’t where they need to be.
They expressed hope that the Common Core curriculum will get students better prepared for the college-level skills that they will need to succeed on the state tests… and to thrive after graduation.