Rockford students earn top test scores in Illinois

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Students at Thurgood Marshall School earn top scores on Illinois standardized tests.

Students in the school's gifted academy for fifth through eighth grades had the highest composite scores out of the 1,300 public middle schools in the state.

Marshall students increased their achievement scores on this years' Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam with 94% either meeting or exceeding expectations.

Principal Jill Faber also gives credit to the teachers at Marshall who have shown dedication to students to help them meet their goals.