Alvin Williams is the Principal at Martin Luther King Middle School and he said, "We didn't do as bad as we originally thought we did, there were some gains."
Some of those gains at Martin Luther King Middle School were in the S.T.A.R program. That stands for student targeted academic recovery.
Williams said, "Results seem to be looking up as far as the S.T.A.R. There appears to be some gains over the last years scores."
And that's a big deal. The students in the S.T.A.R classrooms are at least two grade levels behind. But, now school officials say many of the students are only one year behind.
A few weeks ago Superintendent of Education, Paul Pastorek, toured M.L.K to see how the program was going. Principal Alvin Williams says he thought the visit went well with Pastorek. But, now he's excited to report positive results.
However, he says it's not all good news. The L.E.A.P test results show students went down in language arts. But, Williams says that just shows what they need to work on for next year.
Williams said, "Of course we are not where we need to be and where we want to be, but as long as we're making small steps in the right direction, we'll get to where we need to be."