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Hillcrest, HomeLink and Mt. Pilchuck honored for making achievement gains

Three Lake Stevens Schools were honored by the Washington State Board of Education, Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee, and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The state recognition system highlights schools for closing gaps, showing growth and demonstrating achievement based on performance with certain groups of students. This spring, 389 schools in Washington state were recognized.

The following schools were honored:

  • Hillcrest Elementary School, for Closing Gaps
    • Closing Gaps: these schools close opportunity gaps for specific student groups, e.g. Hispanic students and make systems changes to improve outcomes for all students
  • HomeLink, High Achievement in ELA and SQSS Measures
    • Schools recognized for high achievement show high performance in many measures. Measures include English language arts (ELA) and math state test scores and graduation rates.
  • Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School, for Growth
    • Growth recognizes schools where the All Students group or other student groups are making the largest annual gains on the WSIF measures and meeting other eligibility requirements including the High/Low Gap measure for the All Students group.

“I’m appreciative of the consistent level of work put forth by our teachers and administrators at Hillcrest, HomeLink and Mt. Pilchuck,” said Superintendent Amy Beth Cook. “Their work in identifying students’ strengths and weaknesses and adjusting teaching to meet learning needs is resulting not only in solid testing scores, but improved learning for students. I’m very proud of their dedication to their students.”

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