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Cynthia J. O’Hora

Selinsgrove Area School District

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Cynthia J. O'Hora
100 Stetler Ave,
Shamokin Dam, PA 17870


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I believe in standardized testing as one effective measure of the quality of the education being provided in the district.
Our district should work to be in the top third of schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ideally, our goal should be
to achieve Blue Ribbon Schools status.

In 1999, Pennsylvania adopted academic standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and Mathematics.
Science standards were approved on January 5, 2002. The curriculum must be aligned to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards in a timely fashion. This allows SASD students to have the best opportunity to succeed on the PSSAs and to acquire the skills and knowledge they reflect.

What Does a Balanced Literacy (reading) Approach Mean? focusing on the child's skills & needs

The Science of Reading Instruction and No Child Left Behind

What Education Schools Aren't Teaching About Reading--and What Elementary Teachers Aren't Learning

Selinsgrove Area School District Report Cards:

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, Special Education Report, 2008, 2009

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AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress. This is the goal or benchmark set by the Federal government's No Child Left Behind Act

SASD Reading PSSA scores 2001-2007, Mathematics scores 2007

AYP benchmark for Reading 2001-2004 (AYP was 45% of students successful ). In 2005 AYP increased to 54% successful.
In 2008 - 2010 AYP for Reading is 63%. 2011 - Reading AYP will be 72%. In 2012 - 81%. In 2014 - 100%.

Go to: 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | 11th Reading

SAIS 3rd grade PSSA Reading scores percentage of students scoring proficient or better

2007 - 78.5% on grade level 23.9% of 3rd graders scored Advanced, State - 72.8%

SAIS 3rd graders ranked 7th in the 17 school districts in IU 16 for reading.

2006 - 66%, State - 69% Second year tested

2005 - 65%, State - 68% first year tested

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SAIS 4th grade PSSA Reading scores percentage of students scoring proficient or better

2007 - 78.7% on grade level 38.5% of SAIS 4th graders scored Advanced!, State - 70.1%

SAIS 4th graders ranked 5th in the 17 school districts in IU 16 for reading.

2006 - 65.3%, State - 68.1% First year 4th grade is tested

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SAIS 5th grade PSSA Reading scores percentage of students scoring proficient or better

2007 - 75% on grade level 28.6% of SAIS 5th graders scored Advanced, State - 60%

SAIS 5th graders ranked 1st in the 17 school districts in IU 16 for reading.

2006 - 60.2% State - 60.6%

2001- 55.4% State - 56.1% 2004 - 69.1%, State - 62.7% 2007 - 75%, State - 60%
2002 - 60.3% State - 57% 2005 - 59.2%, State - 64.2%  
2003 - 67% State - 58% 2006 - 60.2% State - 60.6%  

SAIS 5th grade PSSA Writing scores percentage of students scoring proficient or better

2007 - 53.9% on grade level, State - 57.3%

2006 - 54% State - 54%

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SAMS 6th grade PSSA Reading scores percentage of students scoring proficient or better

2007 - 70.9%, 41% of SAMS 6th graders scored Advanced! Well done! State - 63.5%

SAMS 6th graders ranked 4th in the 17 school districts in IU 16 for reading.

2006 - 71.8% State - 65.9% First year 6th grade is tested

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SAMS 7th grade PSSA Reading scores percentage of students scoring proficient or better

2007 - 73.4% with 38.5% of SAMS 7th graders scored Advanced! , State - 66.8%

SAMS 7th graders ranked 7th in the 17 school districts in IU 16 for reading.

2006 - 80.2% State - 68.1% First year 7th grade is tested

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SAMS 8th grade PSSA Reading scores percentage of students scoring proficient or better

2007 - 89.4% on grade level , State - 75%

62.1% of SAMS 8th graders scored Advanced! This is exceptional!!!!

SAMS 8th graders ranked 2nd in the 17 school districts in IU 16 for reading.

2006 - 79.2% State - 70.6%

2001 - 66.1% State - 60.1% 2004 - 76.3% State - 68.9% 2007 - 89.4%, State - 75%
2002 - 68.9% State - 58.8% 2005 - 68% State - 64.1%  
2003 - 71.4% State - 63.4% 2006 - 79.2% State - 70.6%  

SAMS 8th grade PSSA Writing scores percentage of students scoring proficient or better

2007 - 91.3%, State - 71.8% Exceptional!

2006 - 85% State - 66%

 

SASD 11th grade PSSA Reading scores percentage of students scoring proficient or better
Reading 2001-2004 (AYP - 45%) in 2005 (AYP - 54%) in 2008 - 2010 will be - 63%

2007 - 68.6% on grade level, State - 65.4%

35% of SAHS 11th graders scored Advanced!

SAHS 11th graders ranked 9th in the 17 school IU 16 in 11th grade reading.

2006 - 71.4% on grade level, State - 65.1%

2001 - 61.1% State 58.1% 2004 - 64% State - 60.8% 2007 - 68.6%, State - 65.4%
2002 - 63% State - 59% 2005 - 72.7% State - 65%  
2003 - 56.6% State - 59.2% 2006 - 71.4% State - 65.1%  

2005 - SAHS is ranked 5th in the 12 school IU 16 in 11th grade reading.

Well done 11th grade for improving the reading and writing scores!

 

SASD 11th grade PSSA Writing scores percentage of students scoring proficient or better

2001 - n/a 2004 - 76.9% 2007 - 89.8% State - 87.9%
2002 - 65.7% 2005 - 67.8%  
2003 - 62.4% 2006 - 90% State - 85%  

 

Passing to Participate - I believe students should be accountable for their studies and their behavior. A score of proficient or advanced on the PSSAs should be expected in reading, math, writing and science. Those students with IEPs (individual education plans) will have expectations adjusted to their abilities.

SASD's current policies regarding participation in extracurricular and athletics permits students who are failing 2 core academic classes to continue to participate. This must be changed.

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking
we were at when we created them." Albert Einstein

updated 9/5/07

updated 10/16/10