The University of Arkansas has named Academics Plus Charter High School as the "Most Improved End-of-Course Exam Growth 2007 to 2013 Award for Geometry."
Executive Director Rob McGill announced the award and thanked all those responsible.
"Way to go and as you know we can’t stop here, we must keep on improving," McGill said.
The University notified the school last week in a formal notice:
"Each year, the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas creates a report titled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards highlighting the highest-performing schools in Arkansas based on the Benchmark and End-of-Course exams.
We are pleased to announce that Academics Plus High School won a ‘Most Improved End-of-Course Exam Growth 2007 to 2013’ OEP award. These awards are based on the OEP-created ‘school GPA,’ calculated on the basis of the percentage of students that perform at a particular level on the exam (advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic). Most Improved End-of-Course Exam Growth 2007 to 2013’ awards are given to junior high and high schools that have shown the greatest improvement, where the measure of improvement is simply the difference between the ending score and the starting score over the time period indicated. To learn more about how we determined the OEP award winners and to see the full list of award recipients, you can view the entire report here: http://www.officeforeducationpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/Most-Improved-Schools-End-of-Course-Exams.pdf.
We congratulate you on this accomplishment and hope that you will share this good news with teachers, students, and any others who contributed to your school’s success."
The announcement came from Gary W. Ritter, Ph.D., Director, Office for Education Policy, University of Arkansas.