WREC Earns High Progress Award

WREC Earns High Progress Award
Posted on 03/19/2019
WREC Earns High Progress Award West Reading Elementary Center was recognized by the Division of Federal Programs as a Reward—High Progress school for the 2018-2019 school year. The school was specifically recognized for its outcomes in closing the achievement gap between students. 

To be eligible for the Reward—High Progress designation, a school must meet all four annual measurable objectives (AMOs), which include test participation, graduation rate, closing the achievement gap for all students, and closing the achievement gap for historically underperforming students. Each school’s growth in math and English language arts is also considered, based on the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS). This award denotes that West Reading Elementary Center's students are in the top five percent of the growth of all Title I schools on the PSSA math and reading assessments in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.   

“This recognition is a testament to dedication and commitment of West Reading’s faculty, staff, and students,” says school principal Dr. Corbett Babb. “This award is for everyone and I could not be prouder of their efforts.”
Title I is a 100 percent federally funded supplemental educational program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to improve learning opportunities. Title I programs are designed to help children meet the state content and performance standards in reading, language arts, and mathematics.