UT Elementary Earns Exemplary Ranking

Aug. 10, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas — For the second year in a row and for the third time in five years, The University of Texas at Austin Elementary School has been awarded "Exemplary" status by the Texas Education Agency.

The school's 2010 TAKS scores for third through fifth grades were 91 to 100 percent passing in reading, writing, math and science for all subgroups, which include all students — African American, Hispanic, white and economically disadvantaged. To earn the "Exemplary" title, the school must have an average of 90 percent passing or better in all subjects in all subgroups.

"We are so pleased with the efforts of all of our teachers," said Melissa Chavez, executive director of the school. "We have continued to follow our plan of implementing Response to Intervention which involves frequent assessment of each student. That means teachers can identify learning difficulties and concepts that need reinforcement."

The elementary school is a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade charter school that serves as a research-based demonstration school that serves about 275 students in East Austin. It is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, contact: Leslie Blair, Div. of Diversity & Community Engagement, 512 232 4621.

1 Comment to "UT Elementary Earns Exemplary Ranking"

1.  Enedina "Cookie" Aleman said on Oct. 9, 2010

This is wonderful. I assume that you have trained dyslexic teachers to teach your dyslexic students at your school. My nine-year-old son is dyslexic and his school has no trained dyslexia teacher. I have to take him Monday-Friday at 7 a.m. to his dyslexia therapist in Mercedes, Texas. Because of her, my son has excelled in reading and math. He got commended for math for getting a perfect score in his Math-M TEKS test. He needed three points to get commended in Reading. There are only about eight language therapists in the Rio Grande Valley, and they have a waiting line of students who need this help. Keep up the good work. It is wonderful to hear that our students can be successful.

Enedina "Cookie" Aleman