Below is the Avon Grove CS’s Report Card, from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, which details 2012 information on Achievement, Accountability, Other Indicators and Highly Qualified Teachers. This report is being provided on request, to give a comparison of school performance. Avon Grove CS did make Adequate Yearly Progress. It also addresses any assertions made about charter school accountability.
Avon Grove CS met all AYP Measures (Graduation, Attendance, Academic Performance, and Test Participation) in 2011-12. The district/LEA is considered on track to meet the goal of all students reaching proficiency. However, districts/LEAs are not required to meet all indicators to demonstrate adequate yearly progress. Although Avon Grove CS made AYP, not all measures were met. This means that improvement is needed in:
- Reading Performance in Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8. At least one of the student groups performed below the AYP target of 81% and did not show enough improvement from last year to reach Safe Harbor.
- Mathematics Performance in Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8. At least one of the student groups performed below the AYP target of 78% and did not show enough improvement from last year to reach Safe Harbor.
Below is the Avon Grove CS’s District/LEA AYP Performance Report, a webpage snapshot from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
As we can see, in many areas Avon Grove does better, and in others Ocotrara. Overall, however, Avon Grove outperforms Octorara at a considerably lower cost.
Points of Note
IEP-Special Education: Some people believe that charters do not provide quality for special needs/education students. The reports show Avon Grove Charter School significantly out performs Octorara in this area.
Graduation Rate: Even taking into consideration Octorara’s “corrected” graduation rates, Avon Grove CS is graduating students at a higher rate, including subgroups, and significantly exceeds state goals and averages.