by Krystal Paco
Guam - With the results from last school year's SAT-10 scores out, members of the Guam Education Board are left questioning the effectiveness of the Direct Instruction program. At this morning's meet, board member Barry Mead cited that DI schools appeared to have dropped 16 points in reading.
DOE interim superintendent Taling Taitano added, "Mr. Mead was stating since DI program has been in DOE for a number of years that we should be able to look at some of the data in regards to SAT scores for those DI schools. He's asked us to put that together to look at whether the scores are improving, staying the same or indeed getting worse."
Board members will review the scores from all of the learning programs and make a decision at a later time. The board meanwhile has yet to decide whether school resource officers will be armed when they begin their assignments next month.
Members are expected to first have a working session.