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Twin Falls School District gets it's report card

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By Michelle Costa

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT) - Local schools were given their own report cards Monday, which are based on the Idaho Standards Achievement Test, or I-SAT, a statewide standardized test given every spring.

Even though it may be summer, teachers like Iris Hawkins are still in the classroom molding kid’s minds. For Hawkins, today's just another day in her 27 year career.

Iris says, "Patience. Dedication. Commitment and just practice, practice, practice with them as much as we can. As much reading as we can get in and as much exposure to the world around them."

It's that dedication that's lead to positive AYP results, in fact, for the first time ever the Twin Falls High School met that mark; and teachers like Cathy Adams thinks all of that hard work is paying off.

Cathy, who’s a teacher at Perrine Elementary says, "It's always exciting to hear that the time that you put in and the work that you have done is making an impact and making a difference."

It's the teachers in the classroom that keep all of the students on the same page, and the superintendent says they're also the glue that keeps the entire district together.

Superintendent Dr. Wiley Dobbs said, "What it comes down to really is just hard work by our teachers by our principals in every school to meet the needs of each child."

Despite encouraging results, the district's superintendent is still doing his own homework, "Look at the results and change things."

For our teachers, its knowing they're touching the lives of 76-hundred students; that makes them want to strive for more.


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