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Parents share their thoughts about Accelerated Reader test scores

Posted at 11:30 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 01:07:36-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The focus of the CCISD's Family Literacy Night was to celebrate the importance of reading with area students and the community.

But also, parents had a few things to say about recent low Accelerated Reader test scores, which are designed to help increase literacy as well.

Parents said they know it's importance for their children to be able to read and write.

“That's very important for the kids," said parent Crystal Cruz. "Everybody should be more educated about that, that's what we're supposed to do as parents.”

Cruz said her child is very familiar with the Accelerated Reader program.

She said she doesn't like that scores are low, but she said she does what she can to make sure her child is ready for testing.

Monica Martinez said she appreciates her son's teacher and other educators who she said are there to help.

“I think it's great, all my children did it," said Monica Martinez. "I have one in high school, one in middle school, and they all participated in it and I think it's a good way for them to know what level they're on and what to work for.”

CCISD staff said Accelerated Reader is used throughout the district, and faculty said they’re trying to engage the students, which can help their future.