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New Madison Scores In, Lower Than Tampered Results

Updated: Aug 12, 2013 10:37 PM
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There has still been no closure surrounding the cheating scandal at Davenport's Madison Elementary.

The district found test answers had been changed on third, fourth, and fifth grade tests resulting in boosted scores.

A re-test was called for and the scores have taken a dive.

The first round of tests showed 90 percent of Madison third, fourth, and fifth graders met the state standards in reading and math.

A number that immediately threw up a red flag for the district.

The re-test is much lower.

62.4 percent of Madison students met the state reading standards.

58.9 percent met the state math standards.

Test scores that were even lower than the year before.

"I tried my best and I feel like I did pretty well on it," says Madison fifth grader Lexis Skiles.

She says having to retake the state test last year was frustrating. She did everything she was told to excel.

"I think that I needed to do my personal best and if I didn't, then I would go to college and they wouldn't see good scores."

Skiles tried just as hard the second time around, but says there was less preparation. Her friend's mother down the street agrees.

"They studied really hard, they prepared themselves for it, so when the second time came around we didn't hear anything about it until oh, Monday we're having the new test," says Jackie Lyons.

She has sent eight of her children to Madison. She does everything the district asks to prep for testing. Eating right, getting a good nights sleep, even exercising. All to give her children a chance to do well in their education.

"You can't get anywhere without it, math is something you do every day, reading is something you do every day, you can't do a job without reading or math," says Lyons.

She doesn't trust the new scores and doesn't pay much attention to them anyway. She worries about the report cards her children bring home rather than the report card the state gives to its schools.

"It's a good school, it's a good staff," says Lyons.

The school district did not send the retest scores to the state.

It only wanted to get an accurate assessment of its students after the first test results were thrown out.