Five PPS schools earn 2020 state board honor

Five PPS schools earn 2020 Board of Education Continuous Improvement Award
Posted on 06/18/2020
VDOECradock Middle, I.C. Norcom High, Lakeview Elementary, Park View Elementary and Westhaven Elementary each earned the 2020 Board of Education Continuous Improvement Award. 

“I congratulate the principals, teachers, support professionals and students of all of these schools and divisions for the achievement, innovations and hard work recognized by these awards,” Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane said in a press release. “I believe the success of these schools and school divisions will inspire learning communities across the commonwealth as they plan for the reopening of school and prepare to meet the instructional and social-emotional needs of students — especially students most impacted by the closure this spring.”

The honor from Virginia’s Board of Education is part of the state’s annual Exemplar Performance School Awards. 

Specifically, according to the state, the Continuous Improvement Award recognizes schools that were rated “Accredited” or “Accredited with Conditions” for 2019-2020 and met at least one of the following four criteria based on performance during 2018-2019: A 10-point increase in the combined rate in reading and math, and in the pass rate in science; a 10-point increase in the combined rate in reading and math for two or more student groups across three years; a decrease in the chronic absenteeism rate for three years; or, for schools with a graduating class, an increase in the Graduation and Completion Index and a decrease in the dropout rate for three years.
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