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January 22, 2011

Top Quintiles for Growth in Pennsylvania for Two or Three Consecutive Years!

Filed under: Elementary — Kelly Cartwright @ 3:02 pm
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Back in November, I shared that all six CVSD schools made the Top Quintile Schools list for growth and/or achievement in math, reading, and/or writing and in all but one of the tested grade levels for 2010.

This month we have additional news regarding Top Quintile Schools. The schools on this list have achieved in the top quintile, or 20%, in the Commonwealth for growth for two or three consecutive school years (2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010). All schools were assigned to a progress group based on the rank of their estimated Mean NCE Gain for a grade and subject. A ‘5’ in this column indicates that the school placed in the top quintile. A school is listed if it was in the highest quintile for Mean Growth in both the 2009-2010 and 2008-2009 school years, and a ‘5’ is displayed for both years. If a school was also in the top quintile for Mean Growth in 2007-2008, a ‘5’ will be displayed for that year as well.

This list is much shorter than the one we received in November. In the state, fifteen schools in grades 6, 7, 8, or 11 achieved this in Math; sixteen schools in grades 2-8 or 11 in Reading; twelve schools in grades 7, 8, or 11 in science; and fifteen schools in grades 2-8 in Writing. This total of 58 compares to the 208 who made the list for achievement and/or growth for one school year. In CV, 14 grade levels made the Top Quintile for Growth and/or Achievement in the fall; 5 elementary grade levels in all four buildings, three in Reading and two in Writing, made the Top Quintile list for Growth for two consecutive years. It is quite an accomplishment to have achieved growth in the top quintile for two consecutive years, particularly given the numbers of students in the four subgroups listed on the charts.

Again, I congratulate every single person involved to make this happen. This success is a result of the hard work of many, many professional and support staff members from kindergarten all the way through the tested grade levels. Everyone contributes to this remarkable accomplishment!

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Vincent “Vince” Lombardi (1913-1970); athletic coach

READING

District Name School Name Grade Mean Growth Quintile

2009-10

Mean Growth Quintile

2008-09

Mean Growth Quintile

2007-08

Percent IEP

2009-10

Percent ED

2009-10

Percent LEP

2009-10

Percent Minority

2009-10

Conestoga Valley SD Fritz Elementary School 6 5 5 8 31 5 27
Conestoga Valley SD Leola Elementary School 6 5 5 14 41 11 28
Conestoga Valley SD Smoketown Elementary School 6 5 5 9 37 5 31

WRITING

District Name School Name Grade Mean Growth Quintile

2009-10

Mean Growth Quintile

2008-09

Mean Growth Quintile

2007-08

Percent IEP

2009-10

Percent ED

2009-10

Percent LEP

2009-10

Percent Minority

2009-10

Conestoga Valley SD Brownstown Elementary School 5 5 5 11 21 5 20
Conestoga Valley SD Fritz Elementary School 5 5 5 8 31 5 27

November 5, 2010

TOP QUINTILE SCHOOLS!

Filed under: K-12 — Kelly Cartwright @ 9:48 am
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I heard some GREAT news yesterday! For a couple of years now, as part of our school improvement processes, CV staff members have been visiting other schools/districts whose PSSA and PVAAS results have placed them in the top quintile, or 20%, of all schools in Pennsylvania for achievement and/or growth.

For the first time, all six CVSD schools made the Top Quintile Schools list in math, reading, and/or writing and in all but one of the tested grade levels.

I congratulate every single person who has been involved to make this happen. This success is a result of the hard work that starts with kindergarten instruction and includes every staff member (teachers as well as support staff and paraprofessionals) and every grade level and subject area all the way up to and including the tested grade levels. Everyone contributes to this accomplishment!

Each school in the state was assigned to a progress group based on the mean gain for a particular grade and subject. Each school was also assigned to an achievement group based on their mean achievement for a grade and subject. A ‘5’ indicates the highest performing quintile – that the school/grade level results placed that group in the top quintile (20%) in the state. A ‘1’ indicates the lowest quintile. What you will see in the chart below, once again, is that CV is continuing to make progress. Our students are showing growth as well as achievement.

Again, congratulations for a team effort and a job very well done! Enjoy these results! See your principal for a more detailed description of the results.

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)

Writing
District Name School Name Grade Mean Growth Quintile Predicted Mean Achievement Quintile Observed Mean Achievement Quintile Percent IEP Percent ED Percent LEP Percent Minority
Conestoga Valley School District Brownstown Elementary School 5 5 3 5 11 21 5 20
Conestoga Valley School District Fritz Elementary School 5 5 3 5 8 31 5 27
Reading
District Name School Name Grade Mean Gain/Growth Quintile Mean Achievement Quintile Percent IEP Percent ED Percent LEP Percent Minority
Conestoga Valley School District Brownstown Elementary School 4 5 3 11 21 5 20
Conestoga Valley School District Brownstown Elementary School 5 5 4 11 21 5 20
Conestoga Valley School District Brownstown Elementary School 6 5 5 11 21 5 20
Conestoga Valley School District Fritz Elementary School 6 5 5 8 31 5 27
Conestoga Valley School District Leola Elementary School 6 5 4 14 41 11 28
Conestoga Valley School District Smoketown Elementary School 6 5 4 9 37 5 31
Math
Conestoga Valley School District Brownstown Elementary School 4 5 4 11 21 5 20
Conestoga Valley School District Brownstown Elementary School 5 5 4 11 21 5 20
Conestoga Valley School District Brownstown Elementary School 6 5 5 11 21 5 20
Conestoga Valley School District Fritz Elementary School 6 5 5 8 31 5 27
Conestoga Valley School District Conestoga Valley Middle School 8 5 4 10 30 5 26
District Name School Name Grade Mean Growth Quintile Predicted Mean Achievement Quintile Observed Mean Achievement Quintile Percent IEP Percent ED Percent LEP Percent Minority
Conestoga Valley School District Conestoga Valley Senior High School 11 5 4 4 11 22 4 24

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