Governor Rendell is crowing about the final round of student achievement tests during his eight years in office.
KYW’s Tony Romeo reports that Rendell announced the results of the state’s PSSA tests, measuring 2010 performance against the required academic goals of the federal No Child Left Behind law:
“I’m here to announce that 82% of our schools made ‘adequate yearly progress.’ That’s extraordinary. It exceeds the targets we had set.”
The governor also says Pennsylvania schools met all 14 performance targets for academic achievement. He says 76% of Pennsylvania students are at grade level for mathematics, and 72% are at grade level in reading, compared to 58% and 51%, respectively, in 2002. Rendell also says the number of students who are years behind grade level has been reduced, while the number of students performing at the highest levels is increasing.
(photo: KYW’s Tony Romeo)