Butler County children realize fruit of reading efforts

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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Butler County Schools report that 96% of 3rd graders scored at or above grade level on the ACAP Reading Sub-Test. According to Alabama’s Literacy Act, the 3rd grade ACAP Reading Sub-Test Score is one of the pathways to 3rd grade promotion. 

The scores were released to system administrators this morning to help schools provide specific interventions to students with reading gaps during the summer literacy camps and other programs that begin on June 3, 2023. 

While the official ACAP Assessment results will not be released until fall, the school board is confident that the data reflects teachers’ and administrators’ exceptional efforts and skills. The impressive Reading Sub-Test scores achieved by 3rd grade students underscore the effectiveness of the educational strategies and the commitment to academic excellence that the district prioritizes. It is a testament to the hard work of educators and their dedication to their students’ learning journeys.

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“We are incredibly proud of our students’ performance on these assessments,” said Joseph Eiland, Superintendent of the Butler County School System. “The data confirms that our students are learning and progressing well, thanks to the relentless efforts of our teachers and the supportive environment fostered by our administrators.”

Community members are cautioned to remember that while this data is a significant indicator of students’ progress, it is only a portion of the larger accountability data that will be released in the fall. These preliminary results are promising and affirm that most students are on track for 3rd grade promotion.

“This is just a small part of the bigger picture,” Eiland added. “The comprehensive accountability data released in the fall will provide a fuller understanding of our schools’ performance and areas for continued growth. For now, we celebrate this success and the positive trajectory it indicates.”

Eiland extended his deepest gratitude to the teachers, staff and administrators for their unwavering dedication to our students’ education. Their hard work and innovative teaching methods have been instrumental in achieving these impressive results. 

Additionally, he thanked students for their diligence and our parents and community members for their continued support.

“As we move forward into our summer programs and into the coming school year, we remain committed to maintaining the high standards of education that have led to this success,” Eiland said. “Together, we will continue to work towards providing the best possible educational experiences for our students.”

For questions or additional information, you may contact Superintendent Joseph Eiland at joe.eiland@butlerco.k12.al.us or by phone at 334-382-2665.