Friday, August 16, 2013

Penn Hills board members demand proficiency numbers

On another post Anonymous wrote:

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This article deals with Penn Hills, but the same issues apply for PPS. (The comments that follow are also interesting)

Three Penn Hills school board members demand proficiency numbers
August 15, 2013 5:34 am

By Tim Means
"33Several Penn Hills school board members told the superintendent Monday that they want to see the district's hard data on academic proficiency as it relates to new state mandates. . . ."

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Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm. No comments related the a similar situation in PPS.

Why no information on proficiency in PPS? The student scores were out in early June, weren't they? And the school scores were out in July, right?

Does Pittsburgh know if they have a chance of moving up and out of 494th place in PA?

What changes have been made based on this year's proficiency rates or lack thereof?

Will PPS change curriculum? Will they give real school leader some ability to lead their own schools apart from central office?

Will teachers be able to implement in ways that meet student needs and culture?

School is about to begin and we have not heard anything? Doesn't sound good, does it?

Is there anyone out there who cares?