Each year, the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas creates a report titled theOutstanding Educational Performance Awards highlighting the highest-performing schools in Arkansas based on the Benchmark and End-of-Course exams.
We are pleased to announce that Pea Ridge Middle School won a “Most Improved End-of-Course Exam Growth 2007 to 2013” OEP award. These awards are based on the OEP-created “school GPA,” calculated on the basis of the percentage of students that perform at a particular level on the exam (advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic). “Most Improved End-of-Course Exam Growth 2007 to 2013” awards are given to junior high and high schools that have shown the greatest improvement, where the measure of improvement is simply the difference between the ending score and the starting score over the time period indicated. To learn more about how we determined the OEP award winners and to see the full list of award recipients, you can view the entire report here: http://www.officeforeducationpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/Most-Improved-Schools-End-of-Course-Exams.pdf