U-CF students continue with high achievement

The Nov. 21,
School board Meeting featured a glowing report on Unionville – Chadds Ford 2010
– 2011 Pennsylvania academic achievement test scores. Kenneth Batchelor, Assistant to
the superintendentand John Nolan, director of elementary educationpresented the test results
provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The Pennsylvania System of School
Assessment, also known as PSSA, measures how well students have achieved in
reading, mathematics, science and writing according to Pennsylvania’s
world-class academic standards. By
using these standards, educators, parents and administrators can evaluate their
students’ strengths and weaknesses to increase students’ achievement
scores. According to the federal
No Child Left Behind Act, students must be 100 percent proficient in reading and math
by 2014.

The federal No Child Left Behind Act also
requires states to determine annually whether schools and districts in
Pennsylvania make Adequate Yearly Progress. The purpose of AYP is to ensure
that all students have reading and mathematics skills that prepare them for the
future. For a school to "Make AYP," students in the school must meet
goals in three areas: (1) graduation, (2) academic performance, and (3) test participation. For Unionville High School, the
Pennsylvania System of School Assessment taken by students in grade 11 is used
to determine academic performance and test participation in reading and mathematics.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education
provides detailed achievement test results for all school districts in the
Commonwealth. The Internet address for the Unionville Chadds Ford School
District is -http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/school_assessments/7442

Other business

* Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m., the school board
directors will hold a public reorganization meeting at the school district
office located at Unionville High School. Corrine Sweeney, Paul Price and Board
President Timotha Trigg will be replaced by Kathleen Do, Victor DuPuis and
Gregg Lindner who will be joining the six returning school board directors.

Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. a voting work session
will be conducted by the school board directors. This meeting will also be held at the school district
office.

On Saturday Dec. 17, along with the Bike
Drive, UCFSD Community Service will give away gently used warm coats, fleece
jackets, hats, mittens/gloves and snow pants to local families in need. Donated
items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any of the UCF district schools now
until Thursday Dec. 15. Items
should be clean and in good condition. All styles and sizes are needed. New items are also
gladly accepted!

Volunteers are needed to set up and
assist families with selections on Dec. 17. If you would like to help out with the Coat
Drive, please contact Ann Ferentinos (Ann.Ferentinos@comcast.net 610-558-0965).
Contact Faye Morin at fayemorin@comcast.net or Ann Ferentinos if you
have any questions.

About Jim Phreaner

After 41 years of auditing large NYSE global corporations, former IRS Agent Jim Phreaner was looking for a project in retirement with fewer regulations and more people. He joined the staff at Chadds Ford Live more than a year ago. James Edward “Jim” Phreaner, 64, died suddenly in his Birmingham Township home on Dec.17, 2012. Jim was a devoted husband, son, father, friend, and neighbor.

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One Response to “U-CF students continue with high achievement”

  1. DeVries says:

    What WERE the scores? (Compared to what!) Since UCF has been rated No. 1 in PA, it would be nice to know if we’re keeping up.

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