Fall 2019 Heritage Academy Reading Scores
More great news from Heritage Academy!!!!
The Idaho Department of Education just released the State’s fall reading scores and Heritage Academy results show more growth!
The Idaho Public Charter School Commission (PCSC) and its staff criticized Heritage and said Heritage students would be better off if they returned to the Jerome School District. They said all Jerome students (Heritage and JSD) would be much better off if they were bussed to Commission-favorite North Valley Academy, a charter school in Gooding.
The Commissioners said that Heritage, Jerome School District and North Valley Charter School serve populations with the same demographic characteristics. They say that North Valley students grow while Heritage and Jerome School District students fail.
The actual data say something very different . . . and it looks like the main thing the schools have in common is a similar summer slump (the loss that occurs while students are on summer break).
Once again, the data show that Heritage Academy is overcoming tremendous barriers and challenging demographic characteristics to produce growth!
Congratulations to the Heritage Academy teachers, superintendent and school board members!
Student Demographic Characteristics - NOT THE SAME
Student Growth - NOT THE SAME
Fall 2019 IRI Proficiency - NOT THE SAME
Spring 2019 to Fall 2019 data show summer loss which may be regained over the school year.
For Heritage Academy, 91% of first through third graders tested attended Heritage Academy during the 2018-19 school year. The increase in Fall 2018 to Fall 2019 proficiency shows the positive impact and growth due to good instruction provided by the school.