Communities In Schools would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to West Alexander Middle School, as it was recently announced they exceeded expected growth during the 2013-2014 school year!
Similar in concept to height and weight charts found in your child’s doctors office, expected growth of a school compares changes in academic performance of the student body on a longitudinal level. Simply put, scholastic fortitude and understanding are expected to increase a given amount between grade levels. These levels vary year to year, with great inclines in knowledge during early years transition to more gradual growths during a learner’s later school years.
By exceeding expected growth, West Alexander Middle students’ test scores reflect greater performance and understanding than would have been projected when compared to those of 2012-2013. What a great achievement for WAMS pupils and faculty!
Higher testing scores are, accordingly, linked with higher levels of proficiency in subject areas. Currently, all Alexander students have a 60.2 % overall proficiency in Reading, 49.3% in Math, and 73.1% in Science. With site coordinators now located at East Alexander Middle, West Alexander Middle, Alexander Central High, and a reading program at Taylorsville and Hiddenite Elementaries, it is our goal to see these numbers continue to rise in the coming years. Stay tuned to see what we accomplish together!