Local Independent School Districts See Surge in Enrollment for Summer School Programs

With the decline in STAAR testing scores, Dallas ISD and Fort Worth ISD are offering programs to get students back on track.

FWISD summer school enrollment has nearly tripled from its 2019 numbers, with about 15,000 students participating this year. Called the “Summer Launch” plan, the program is being implemented in partnership with Read Fort Worth, Clayton Yes and United Community Centers. According to Dallas Morning News, these programs come because of recently released STAAR test results which showed that 37% of students failed their math exam (a 16% rise since 2019) and 33% failed reading (a 4% rise).  Lasting until July 22, the Summer Launch program is designed to make up for this “COVID slide.”

“Our focus is not remediation, it’s not catch-up,” FWISD Superintendent Kent Scribner said. “Our focus is on acceleration. Teaching to the standard very, very purposefully.”

Classes in FWISD for grades K-8 will be held

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