Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Marple Newtown School District did not make Adequate Yearly Progress, also known as AYP, for the 2011-2012 school year.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Marple Newtown School District did not make Adequate Yearly Progress, also known as AYP, for the 2011-2012 school year in the PSSA testing, the Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released. The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, also known as PSSA, measures how well students achieve in reading, math, science and writing according to Pennsylvania's academic standards. Marple Newtown was among eight Delaware County school districts who did not make AYP for the 2011-12 school year, while the remaining seven Delaware County school districts made the list for passing AYP. Marple Newtown High School was the only school in the district that did not pass the AYP standards. The high school met 11 out of its 15 AYP …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Marple Newtown School District's PSSA performance ranks 83 out of 500 school districts in Pennsylvania, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Marple Newtown School District ranks 83 among 500 school districts in Pennsylvania, based off of their performance on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) Exam, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times. The Pittsburgh Business Times recently released its 2012 Guide of Western Pennsylvania Schools. The guide lists the school district rankings on the PSSA scores statewide. The formula for the ranking takes into account three years of PSSA test scores in math, reading, writing and science, according to The Business Journals. Three years of scores are considered, with the current year given the most weight. Marple Newtown School District ranked in the middle in comparison to other Delaware County school …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Marple Newtown school officials increase graduation requirements for Marple Newtown students; changes will affect the sophomore class and on.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Graduation requirements will increase at Marple Newtown High School with overall total credits from its current 24.2 to 26 total credits. The changes will start and affect with the current sophomore class at the high school. A letter sent out earlier this month by Marple Newtown Assistant Superintendent Constance Bompadre to parents explains that "the district administration wanted to increase student choice and flexibility, increase math and science requirements, increase overall credits and raise expectations on student PSSA performance" on the reasoning behind the increase in graduation requirements. View the chart below to compare the current credits a student will need for grade promotion and the new credits for grade …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Loomis Elementary School were recognized this year as a 2011 Keystone Achievement Awards recipients for achieving Adequate Yearly Progress two consecutive years in a row.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
BROOMALL–The 2011 Keystone Achievement Awards are given to public schools that achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years. AYP is determined, in part, by a school’s performance on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), the standardized test given annually to students in grades 3-8 and 11. Loomis Elementary School was presented with its 8th Keystone Award by Superintendent Merle Horowitz and Assistant Superintendent Connie Bompadre at an all-school assembly the first week of December. Loomis Principal Christine White thanked the entire Loomis Team that "rocked the PSSA." "Eight was great. And here's hoping that at this time next year we are looking fine and celebrating number nine," said …