Officials with Christian County Public Schools released their state-wide assessment results yesterday afternoon.
According to the results from the Kentucky Performance Rating for Education Progress assessment, Christian County Public Schools showed improvement.
Christian County went from an overall score of 50.7 to 53.9 in comparison to last year’s data and climbed from the 22nd percentile to the 43rd percentile over the course of one year.
District Assessment Coordinator, Tracey Leath says she is pleased with the results and she says it’s a great indicator that students are improving their testing abilities.
According to the results, South Christian Elementary School is labeled as proficient, while Belmont, Lacy, Millbrooke and Pembroke Elementary Schools are labeled as proficient and progressing and Belmont, Lacy and Pembroke Elementary Schools are considered to be high progress schools, which means the elementary schools are among the top 10 percent in improvement over 2012 results state-wide.
School District Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill says leadership is key to success and she says teachers are receiving input on how they can improve their teaching methods.
The K-PREP results also showed that Christian County Middle School, Hopkinsville Middle School were classified as needs improvement and progressing, while North Drive Middle School was labeled as needs improvement and focus.
Christian County High School and Hopkinsville High School each scored above the 60th
percentile with both schools labeled as needs improvement.
The results also showed that the school district and both high schools did not have the added progressing label because the average freshman graduation rate model was used to calculate graduation rate goals, which school officials say are very difficult to obtain.