NCEA Names Two PUHSD Schools "Higher Performing"
Posted by Community Relations Department at 12/26/2012
The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, has named two Phoenix Union schools as Higher Performing Schools for Arizona. Bioscience made the list for the second year in a row, and Franklin Police and Fire High School made the list this year.
NCEA identifies higher performing schools as elementary, middle, and high schools that have consistently outperformed their peers with similar student populations in advancing their students toward college and career readiness over a three-year period.
NCEA identifies Higher performing schools based on one or both of two measures: 1) consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years and/or 2) an above-predicted percentage of continuously enrolled students scoring at the Exceeds level on AIMS.
There are 141 Higher Performing Schools in Arizona this year.