Tuesday, October 11, 2011
State education officials awarded Wichita public schools with 164 standard of excellent awards in reading, math and science.
Forty-five schools were recognized for their performance on the 2011 state assessment taken last spring. The standard of excellence awards were given to 35 elementary schools, two K-8 schools, four middle schools, two high schools and two special schools
"This distinction is important because it represents increasing achievement across the board, and means that a school is helping to improve student learning at all levels," said John Allison, USD 259 Superintendent. "This increase mirrors the significant gains we saw in schools making Adequate Yearly Progress, and our teachers, students, parents and school communities are to be commended for their extraordinary efforts to support Wichita's children."
A certain percentage of students must score exemplary on the assessments for a school to receive the standard of excellence award. Wichita public schools received 82 math awards, 75 reading and seven in science.
The State Department of Education also released its state report card with state, district and individual school assessment date. The state report card is on the KSDE web site.