Monday, March 25, 2013
Nazareth Area School District is one of two Northampton County school districts to meet all adequate yearly progress (AYP) targets.
The Nazareth Area School Board on Monday heard an overview of the district's "Report Card" for 2011-2012. And it's good news, as Patch previously reported: The district—and its six schools—passed with flying colors. The goal is for all students to be 100 percent "proficient" or "advanced" in math and reading by 2014—meaning they have mastered Pennsylvania's assessment content standards at their grade level. As required by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA) is the statewide standards-based assessment. Math and reading tests are given in grades 3 through 8 and 11th grade; writing tests are given in grades 5, 8 and 11; and science tests are given in grades 4, 8 and 11. A school or …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Nazareth Area School District exceeds 2011-12 state averages for Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA) in reading, writing and math; science scores, however, lag behind.
Students in the Nazareth Area School District topped their counterparts across the state in terms of being "proficient" or "advanced" in reading, math and writing, according to school test results released Friday. The Pennsylvania Department of Education released the results of the 2011-12 Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA), administered in the spring, and for the six Nazareth schools the news was encouraging. In math, of 2,416 students tested, 88.4 percent were considered "advanced" or "proficient" compared with state averages showing 75.6 percent "proficient" or "advanced," according to an analysis of the test scores. For reading, while 72 percent of students in the state were found to be "proficient" or "advanced," 81.9 …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Each of the six schools that make up the Nazareth Area School District achieve Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, for 2012.
- Eric Mark
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
All six schools in the Nazareth Area School District made their achievement goals based on standardized state tests in 2012 -- for the third straight year. Assistant Superintendent Michael Roth outlined the results, school by school, in a brief but enthusiastic presentation to the district school board on Monday. Full details will be available in October, when the district receives its so-called “report card” from the state Department of Education, Roth said. Each district school achieved Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, goals for this year, based on average test scores on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Test, better known as PSSA. The standards, which grow harder to achieve each year, are outlined in the federal No Child …
Monday, October 3, 2011
The full report cards for Adequate Yearly Progress won't be available until early November; however, each of the six schools in the Nazareth Area School District met their AYP targets.
All Nazareth schools met their Adequate Yearly Progress targets for the second-straight year -- more evidence of students' strength in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA) tests. As required by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the PSSA is Pennsylvania's statewide standards-based assessment. The goal is for all students to be "proficient" or "advanced" by 2014 -- meaning they have mastered Pennsylvania's assessment content standards at their grade level. A school or district's performance on statewide math and reading assessments is the primary factor in determining AYP, which is also required under NCLB. The math and reading tests are given in grades 3 through 8 and 11th grade. Student participation and graduation rate …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
All Nazareth schools in the district achieved Adequate Yearly Progress goals as outlined by the No Child Left Behind Act.
All Nazareth Area schools achieved Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, goals for the 2010-11 school year, the district administration announced Monday. The AYP goals are part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. To achieve AYP, all students, as well as every subgroup of 40 or more students, must score at the Advanced or Proficient levels on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment test, better known as PSSA. The targets for 2011 are 67 percent in mathematics and 72 percent in reading. Nazareth met or exceeded those targets at every grade level that took the PSSA, in every school in which students were tested and within every subgroup, said Assistant Superintendent Michael Roth. Roth's announcement drew smiles and praise from school …