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Daviess County Schools Earn Awards

dcps3 300OWENSBORO Ky. (4/8/13) – The National Center for Educational Achievement, a department of ACT Inc., has honored Burns Elementary School and Sorgho Elementary School as 2012 NCEA Higher Performing Schools.

The honor recognizes the schools’ commitment in raising student achievement and preparing students for college and career readiness, regardless of socio-economic barriers or other obstacles.

“These schools stand out as shining examples of what can be achieved when staff, students and parents work together toward a unified goal of preparing students for life beyond high school,” said Laura Stevens, a representative of ACT Inc.

Burns Elementary School was recognized in the area of mathematics and Sorgho Elementary School was recognized in the area of reading. Both schools received Higher Performing recognition for student achievement based on performance measures.

According to the NCEA: Schools are eligible for ranking on a given subject if they have an adequate number of qualifying students in each of their grade levels for the most recent school year. A school must also have no more than the maximum allowable number of missing grade levels for the previous two school years to be eligible for the analysis. In addition to requiring that the school’s value-added performance be in the top 10 percent of its low-income group and have better than predicted performance across grades in all years or have performed in the top 5 percent of its low-income group on the achievement level closest to the CCR Targets, NCEA also includes the following requirements:
•Met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) or other requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
•Had 90 percent of enrolled students take the state assessment in non-AYP subjects.
•Met their state’s requirements on the accountability system.

DCPS Superintendent Owens Saylor said the honor “demonstrates the outstanding work taking place in classrooms every day. When teachers have great expectations for student achievement and accept no excuses, the result is success for schools, but more importantly, success for students.”

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