Cynthia J. OHora
Academic Standards & Science test results 2008 This is the first year the state is reporting the science test results.
"The significant problems we face
cannot be solved at the same level of thinking
SASD - AYP report card
Letters to the Editor:
Cynthia J. O'Hora
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The Advanced, Proficient, Basic and below Basic levels were set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education along with Pennsylvania's public education teachers. Proficient scores are on grade level. Advanced scores exceed that expectation. Basic and below basic are below grade level scores. Pennsylvania adopted Academic Standards for Science & Technology as well as Ecology and Environment on January 5, 2002. The curriculum must be aligned to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards. This allows SASD students to have the best opportunity to succeed on the PSSAs.
SASD Science PSSA scores 2008 - Go to Science 2009 scores
SASD 4th grade PSSA Science scores Test given Spring 2008 Kids are now in 5th grade.
SASD 8th grade PSSA Science scores Test given Spring 2008. These pupils are now in 9th grade.
SASD 11th grade PSSA Science scores Test given Spring 2008
Science not the best subject for American students - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The STEM Initiative develops and deploys statewide strategies and resources designed
Where’s the 'T' in STEM? - Education Week | States vary in classroom access to computers in school.
The National Science Teachers Association is discouraged by the results of the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Science scores for both fourth and eighth grade students have remained flat since 1995 and scores for minority students are dismal.
Study Calls for Tightly Tying School Funding to Strategic Goals
I have advocated for greater rigor and additional instruction in core curriculum subjects including science.
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.
I believe in standardized testing as one effective measure
of the quality of the education being provided in the district.
Pennsylvania State Standards Assessment - PDE reporting results site by district and by school since 1995