NEW ULM - District 88's state achievement test results were up this year over last year, signs of good progress for the district's instructional programs, District 88 Superintendent Harold Remme said Tuesday.
The state released the latest standardized achievement test results on Tuesday. Remme said New Ulm students were at or above the state averages in reading, writing and mathematics.
"In reading, we were at or above the state average in all the grades, and in math we were at or above as well. Everyone went up, except 5th grade math."
Remme said the tests were "a snapshot in time" of where students were performing last spring, and the information that will be garnered from the test results will be used to plan changes in instruction for 2013.
"We'll be digging into the subcategory of the results and use the details we find to help set up our instructional plan," said Remme.
He credited the hard work of the district's teaching staff for emphasizing the basic skills in reading and math, and for motivating the students to perform well in the tests.