Jul 29, 2014

All PVSD Schools Met PSSA Testing Requirements

All seven Perkiomen Valley School District schools have made "Adequate Yearly Progress" - the measure use in "No Child Left Behind."

All PVSD Schools Met PSSA Testing Requirements

The Perkiomen Valley School District (PVSD) has announced that all seven of its schools met the state requirement for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), used in Pennsylvania to determine whether schools are meeting benchmarks for No Child Left Behind.

Students in PVSD between third and eleventh grade took the PSSA, the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, evaluating math and reading proficiency.

To make AYP in each PVSD school,  at least 78 percent of each school's students were proficient or advanced in math, and 81 percent of the students were proficient in reading. These numbers are an increase from last year's requirements - 67 percent for math and 72 percent for reading. By 2013-2014, targets will be set at 100 percent proficiency in both areas, according to the PVSD press release.

Schools are also expected to meet attendance and graduation rate requirements - the attendance rate in each PVSD school was at least 90 percent, with a graduate rate of at least 85 percent.

All PVDS schools also met the requirements for participation and measured subgroups, including race, special education, english language learners and disadvantaged students also met the target.

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