SHS Increases Graduation Rate; Still Falls Short of AYP
It was announced on March 31, 2011 that Springfield High School did not make annual yearly progress (AYP) for the 2011 determination. Annual Yearly Progress is the indicator that the Vermont Department of Education uses to measure whether schools are progressing at the rate necessary to achieve total proficiency in 2014, as described by No Child Left Behind (NCLB). AYP for each school is based on a variety of indicators, and for high schools, we use our NECAP scores on Reading and Math, and our 4-year, or cohort, graduation rate.
Springfield High School raised its graduation rate from 67.2% to 73.3%, from 2009 to 2010. We are very pleased with this result, but are aware that it is still below the state average. As for our Reading and Math scores, we fell short in both, and as a result, did not achieve AYP as a school.
The administration and staff will continue to work hard to make improvements to our programs as well as our instruction so that we may better prepare students for their post-secondary lives. In short, we are proud of the progress we have made, but are acutely aware of how much farther we have to go.
Last Updated (Monday, 04 April 2011 12:09)