Thursday, July 24, 2008
Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Mark Roosevelt released the preliminary results of the 2007-2008 PSSA exams. Compared to the 2006-2007 exams the district is improving. He says the progress is the result of the districts initiatives to raise student achievement. Students made gains in 13 out of 14 areas in terms of moving towards proficiency. The only area in which progress was not seen was in 11th grade reading. The full results of the tests, including a school by school breakdown and whether or not the district has met adequate yearly progress as required by the no child left behind act have not yet been released.