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Seven Gen Meets PSSA Goals

However, the state's report suggests the school may want to take action to keep on track.

The scores recently released by the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment – PSSA – give preliminary information that in Emmaus has met its Adequate Yearly Progress measures for the 2010-11 school year.

“The school has performed well and appears to be on track to meet the goal of all students attaining proficiency in reading and math by the year 2014,” the report says.

However, it goes on to say that the school “may wish to review its improvement strategies and create an improvement plan” if it wants to continue to meet its AYP measures next year.

In reading, Seven Gen’s goal was to have 72 percent of students above proficiency level.

Overall, 66.4 percent of students achieved that proficiency, according to the test scores, just short of the school’s goal.

While the report also says 77.9 percent of the students in the “white non-Hispanic” demographic scored above the proficiency level, it does not give data for any other demographic that may have been the cause for the lower overall score.

Additionally, the 66.4 percent overall score was a 7.7 percent increase from last year, which allowed the school to attain its AYP in reading because it had achieved a “confidence interval.”

“Confidence intervals take into account the fact that the students tested in any particular year might not be representative of students in that school across the years. Confidence intervals control for this sampling error or variation across years by promoting schools or subgroups that come very close to achieving their performance goals, thus meeting their specific goal,” the report said.

In math, Seven Gen’s goal was to have 67 percent of students at or above proficiency level.

Overall, 67.2 percent of students achieved that goal, a 4.2 percent increase over last year.  

Kristina Massey October 13, 2011 at 01:35 PM
My son tested proficent in reading and advanced in math at Seven Gen this year. Considering he had been there two full school years at the time of testing, I believe his success is because of Seven Gen and how he is challenged to achieve his best there!
Emmaus Dad October 13, 2011 at 02:11 PM
Okay, Great. Congratulations to 7 Generations Charter School. Good job. How did all the other elementary schools in East Penn do? According to that same website you listed above it looks like Emmaus High School and Macungie elementary are having some issues. Here is the link to the reports on the non-charter East-Penn schools reporting: http://paayp.emetric.net/District/SchoolList/c39/121392303 I think this would have been a more interesting avenue to pursue.
Jim Kahle October 13, 2011 at 02:33 PM
"Dad" - Here is a previous Patch article with the information that you were looking for. http://emmaus.patch.com/articles/state-releases-official-test-scores-for-east-penn-students Hope it helps ...
Emmaus Dad October 13, 2011 at 02:35 PM
it all helps. thanks

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