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McDowell Co. schools answer questions about low test scores

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WELCH, W. Va (WVVA)-- Records show several schools in our area are under performing on the Westest.

Southside K-8 in War and Welch Elementary-- two schools at the bottom of the list on http://www.schooldigger.com/.

We spoke with McDowell County Schools' Superintendent Nelson Spencer about those numbers.

Spencer says he knows the schools aren't where they need to be, but they are working on changing that and promoting student growth.

Through methods like notebooks where students track their own successes, educators are motivating students, and changing how they look at testing.

Welch Elementary's principal tells us they've been named a "transition school" for their efforts to help students score higher and continue growth.

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