Sunday, January 27, 2013
Not one cyber charter school in the state and fewer than one-third of 'brick-and-mortar' charter schools made Adequate Yearly Progress last year.
Charter schools have been touted as a way for students to escape underperforming local public schools ever since Pennsylvania passed legislation in 1997 establishing them as a independent public schools. Cyber charter schools followed in 2002. One of the key selling points used by charter schools has been that their students outperform their public school counterparts. But according to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, historical data indicate that a consistently lower percentage of charter schools make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) than traditional public schools. Last fall, the state Department of Education implemented a new way of determining whether charter schools have met student achievement milestones for AYP under the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Pennsylvania Department of Education compiles average SAT scores dating back to 2001.
The 2012 SAT scores for Pine-Richland High School ranked in the Top 10 for the Pittsburgh region for 2012, but how has the high school fared in the past? Is there are trend? Pine-Richland Patch compiled this list, using information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education website. 2001-2012 SAT Scores from Pine-Richland High School * 256 students took the writing test compared to 268 who took the verbal and math tests. Each section of the SAT is scored on a 200- to 800-point scale, with 800 being a perfect score, according to the College Board, which administers the test. __________________________ Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking here and “liking” us. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
See where other area schools fall on the list.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education released a list of high schools' average SAT scores for 2012 and Pine-Richland is in the Top 10 for the Pittsburgh area. Pine-Richland ranked No. 7 with an average verbal score of 543, an average math score of 561 and an average writing score of 535. Here is the Top 10 list compiled by the Pittsburgh Business Times: 1. Upper St Clair High School 2. North Allegheny Senior High School 3. Mt. Lebanon Senior High School 4. Fox Chapel Area Senior High School 5. Hampton High School 6. Peters Township High School 7. Pine-Richland High School 8. Avonworth Senior High School 9. Franklin Regional Senior High School 10. Quaker Valley High School Click …