Courtesy of San Benito High School:
The San Benito High School Math Department was recognized by the Board of Trustees and honored by administrators last week for recent test scores.
It came after SBAC ( scores showed that Baler students in the 2017-18 school year for the first time exceeded the state average in math and were above the state average in every student sub-group (socio-economically disadvantaged, English Learners, Migrant, Special Education, Latino and White).
Superintendent Dr. Shawn Tennenbaum said the scores show Math teachers “have a willingness to try new things. You’re making a huge difference on this campus,” he said.
Educational Services Director Elaine Klauer said: “What I like most is the innovation. Kids are starting to use the academic language you’re using in class.”
In other SBAC news, SBHS migrant students continue to outperform the state migrant average by almost double digits in both Math and English.
“That’s a huge achievement gap we’re starting to close,” Klauer said.