MHS Earns 2014 Washington Achievement Award!

jeverett Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:25am
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Congratulations to Meridian High School for securing the 2014 Washington Achievement Award!

This is the second designation for Meridian High School in as many years. It is a testament to the strong support and commitment by our staff, students, and famiiles. We are very proud of the continued strong performance of our students and their effort to perform well. Meridian High School is being recognized for: Math Growth and High Progress.

Washington Achievement Award winners are selected using the State Board of Education Revised Achievement Index and are based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years. The award is given in six categories: Overall Excellence, High Progress, Reading Growth, Math Growth, Extended Graduation Rate and English Language Acquisition. 

Criteria for the two areas MHS is being recognized for:

High Progress
Schools qualify for recognition if they are in the top 10% of schools making the most progress in the reading and math combined performance of the All Students, using the previous three years of data. The Progress Score (PS) is an average of an Achievement Score (A) and an Improvement Score (I). 

Progress is determined in two ways:

  1. Achievement Score - The Achievement Score is an average of proficiency rates in both reading and math for the previous three years. Schools must have tested students in both reading and math for each of the three years. Reading and math are weighted equally.
  2. Improvement Score - The Improvement Score is an average of improvement from year to year for the previous three years (2011 to 2012; 2012 to 2013; 2013 to 2014). Schools must have tested students in both reading and math for each of the three years. Reading and math are weighted equally.

Schools must not be identified for the Priority/Focus list. 
 

Special Recognition – Reading Growth and Mathematics Growth
Schools qualify for recognition if they are in the top 5% of the 3-year average Median Student Growth Percentiles (MSGPs) in reading and/or math. To be eligible for recognition a school must have reportable school MSGPs in reading and/or math for the previous three years. Schools must not be identified for the Priority/Focus list.

 

Additional information all the Washington Achievement Award can be found at the Office of Superintendent's website.

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