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Cynthia J. O’Hora

Selinsgrove Area School District- Academic Standards & Standardized testing - our students CAN do it.

Reading 2009 | Science Scores 09 | Math Scores 09 | Graduation | College Remediation rates: PDF

It is exciting to see the students making strides forward in many grades. Kudos!

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


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This site is not affiliated with Selinsgrove Area School District and does not reflect the official position of the Selinsgrove Area School Board.

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. This gives SASD students to have the best opportunity to succeed on the PSSAs as they acquire the skills and knowledge the standards reflect. PDE reporting site

Before you consider these test results, ask yourself...
What percentage of our students do you believe are on grade level in
Reading?

In 2009 - 95% of Pennsylvania School Districts met all AYP targets. 78% of all PA schools met AYP.

Selinsgrove Area School District Report Cards:

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

Pennsylvania State Standards Assessment - PDE reporting site | College Remediation rates: PDF

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

SASD Reading PSSA scores 2001-2009,

AYP benchmark for Reading 2008 - 2010 AYP for Reading is 63% on grade level.
In 2011 - Reading AYP will be 72%. In 2012 - 81%. In 2014, the goal is 100%.

2001-2004 (AYP was 45% of students successful ). In 2005 AYP increased to 54% successful.

Go to: 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | 11th Reading | Graduation rate | College remediation 2007

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

2009 - 80.2% on grade level , State Avg. 77.1%

35.7% of SAIS 3rd graders scored Advanced!
26.2% of PA 3rd graders achieved Advanced.

SAIS is ranked 24th out of 38 IU16 3rd grades.
The IU16 schools average is 82.91%

27 PA school 3rd grades scored 100% on grade level
331 PA school 3rd grades achieved 90% on grade level or better.

2008 - 84.7%, State Avg. 77%

30% of SAIS 3rd graders scored Advanced!

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

2007 - 78.5%, State Avg. 72.8%

- 23.9% of 3rd graders scored Advanced

- SAIS 3rd graders ranked 7th in the 17 school districts in IU16

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

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

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

2009 - 82.3% on grade level, State Avg. 72.7%

51.8% of SAIS 4th graders scored Advanced in Reading!
36.4% of PA 4th graders achieved advanced.

Top IU16 school district Millville 87.3% on grade level and better.
Lewisburg achieved 58.3% advanced readers.

18 PA school 4th grades scored 100% on grade level
Top PA 4th grades: Infinity Charter School & Salibury-Elk Lick ES 100% Advanced
AD Prima Cyber School 92.3% advanced
222 - PA school 4th grades achieved 90% of their students on grade level or better.

2008 - 76.2% on grade level, State Avg. 70%

36.8% of SAIS 4th graders scored Advanced!

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

2007 - 78.7%, State Avg. 70%

* 38.5% of SAIS 4th graders scored Advanced!

* SAIS 4th graders ranked 5th in the 17 IU 16 districts

2006 - 65.3%, State Avg 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

2009 - 80.4% on grade level, State Avg. 64.7%

When this group of students was in 3rd grade 78.5% were on grade level.
Shows significant positive growth.

*32.4% of SAIS 5th graders scored Advanced!
22.7% of PA 5th graders scored Advanced.

Top IU16 5th grade Riverside ES in Danville 95.4% on grade level and better.
Nescopeck ES in Berwick had 67.8% of 5th graders score advanced!

 

2008 - 69% on grade level, State Avg. 62%

33.3% of SAIS 5th graders scored Advanced!

SAIS 5th graders ranked 13th in reading within the 34 - 5th grades in IU 16 schools.

When this group of students was in 3rd grade 65.2% were proficient & advanced.

2007 - 75%, State Avg. 60% This is outstanding!

28.6% of SAIS 5th graders scored Advanced

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

2001- 55.4% State Avg 56.1% 2004 - 69.1% State Avg 62.7% 2007 - 75% State Avg. 60%
2002 - 60.3% State Avg 57% 2005 - 59.2% State Avg 64.2% 2008 - 69% State Avg. 62%
2003 - 67% State Avg 58% 2006 - 60.2% State Avg 60.6%  

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

2009 - 42.5%, State Average 58.1%

2008 - 53%, 2.7% scored Advanced, State Average 57.3%

2007 - 53.9% State Average 57.3%

2006 - 54% State Average 54%

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

2009 - 71.2% on grade level, State Avg. 67.8%

37.7% of SAMS 6th graders scored Advanced!
37.1% of PA 6th graders scored Advanced.

Top IU16 school 6th grade reading - Bloomsburg 87.4% on grade level and better
Lewisburg had 65.8% advanced

4 PA 6th grades scored 100% on grade level
Top PA 6th grade Infinity Charter School 83.3% Adv. 100% on grade level,
Howard ES - 78.6% adv. 100% on grade level,
Polk ES 73.7% Adv. 100% on grade level, New Albany ES 100% on grade level

2008 - 80.7%, State Avg. 67%

46.9% of SAMS 6th graders scored Advanced! Well done!

SAMS 6th graders ranked 2nd in the 17 school districts in IU 16 for reading.

When this group of students was in 5th grade 65% achieved proficient of advanced.

2007 - 70.9%, State Avg. 63.5%

4% of SAMS 6th graders scored Advanced!

SAMS 6th graders ranked 4th in 17 IU 16 districts

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

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SAMS 7th grade PSSA Reading scores percentage of students scoring proficient & advanced.

2009 - 81.5% on grade level, State Avg. 71.7%

52% of SAMS 7th graders scored Advanced!
41.4% of PA students achieved Advanced.

Top IU16 7th grade Benton 87.7% on grade level
Lewisburg had 59.7% advanced

2008 - 72.2% on grade level, State Avg. 70%

42.8% of SAMS 7th graders scored Advanced!

SAMS 7th graders ranked 8th in the 17 school districts in IU 16 for reading.

2007 - 73.4%, State Avg. 66.8%

38.5% of SAMS 7th graders scored Advanced!

SAMS 7th graders ranked 7th in 17 IU 16 districts

2006 - 80.2% State Avg 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

2009 - 87% on grade level, State Avg. 80.9%

69% of SAMS 8th graders scored Advanced! This is exceptional!!!!
55.3% of PA 8th graders achieved Advanced.

When this group of students was in 5th grade 70.9% were on grade level.

Top IU16 8th grade Lewisburg 92.9% on grade level
Lewisburg had 77.3% advanced

2008 - 84.3% on grade level , State Avg. 78%

57.8% of SAMS 8th graders scored Advanced! This is excellent!!!!

SAMS 8th graders ranked 7th in the 17 school districts in IU 16 for reading.

When this group of students was in 5th grade only 59% achieved proficient & advanced. Great growth!!

2007 - 89.4%, State Avg. 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.

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

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

2009 - 83.9% State Avg. 71.2%

2008 - 86.3%, State Avg 69.1% Extraordinary!

2007 - 91.3%, State Avg 71.8% Exceptional!

2006 - 85% State Avg 66%

Go to 11th grade scores

Reading Information:

Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science

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

The Importance of High-Quality Reading Instruction

K-12 Literacy 2007

 

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.

The Board has raised expectations for our children. Athletic and Extracurricular participation grade policies. The High School and Middle School are providing stronger assistance to all struggling students.

updated 9/10/09

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