CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (4/12/13) – At the April regularly scheduled meeting, the Calloway County Board of Education recognized the six science teachers of Calloway Middle School for being named a winner of a National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) award for Science. The school met both a Performance standard and a Growth standard to make the list of 2012’s higher performing schools.
The NCEA, a department of ACT, Inc., looked at student test results for the past three years to create this year’s list. Schools qualify in a given subject by meeting one of two metrics: the Performance Measure and the Growth Measure.
The Performance Measure compares schools on the percentage of students at or above the achievement level closest to College and Career Readiness Targets after adjusting for school poverty rates based on the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch. The top five percents of schools are recognized for meeting this standard.
The Growth Measure evaluates schools whose students perform better than predicted for a school with similar demographics and prior achievement using statistical analyses. The top ten percent of schools within each low-income group are recognized for this standard.
Photo left to right: Amy Turner, Principal Calloway Middle School, with Science Teachers-Marianne Scott, Jana Young, Hope Roach, Kristine Provine, and Scott Pile.
Information provided by David Dowdy
Photo provided by Calloway Middle School
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