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April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 4, 2013, Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), the largest K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, will hold the "Make a Difference Campaign" with Philadelphia Eagles' LeSean McCoy, and singer, BriaMarie (The Fresh Princess), to proactively promote the upcoming Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) exams and anti-bullying awareness.
As a result, the Pittsburgh Business Times, which ranks districts based upon the results of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment exams held in grades 3-8 and 11, ranked SVSD as 43rd out of 100 districts in western Pennsylvania, much lower than the community wanted the district to be.
While there is an emphasis on the CTE path that students are interested in pursuing, academic areas must be mastered with proficiency in order for a school to be successful (in this case, as defined by the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, or (PSSA)).
The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) will no longer be required for 11[sup.
Two years ago, the Penn Hills School District in Pittsburgh offered evening Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) math remediation using a $50-per-student-per-year online program called SmartHelp by Apangea Learning, which uses certified math teachers.
These include a focus on the following areas: * improving Pennsylvania System of School Assessment scores in reading, writing and math; * teaching professionalism (ethics, morals and manners); and * classroom management techniques-dealing with special needs students.
5 percent student retention and Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) scores that are 18 percent higher in mathematics and nearly 27 percent higher in reading than comparable scores in Philadelphia public schools.
As required by the law, the list of schools contains the lowest-achieving 15 percent of elementary schools and the lowest-achieving 15 percent of secondary schools, based on combined math and reading scores on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment from the 2011-12 school year.