Liberty Lake and Chester Named Achievement Award Winners
Liberty Lake Elementary was recognized for “Overall Excellence” and Chester Elementary for “Science” during the Washington Achievement Awards ceremonies held around the state May 5. The Washington State Board of Education honored 174 schools with a 2009 Washington Achievement Award for their profound impact on student learning.
The awards were created by the Office of State Superintendent Randy Dorn and the State Board of Education to celebrate top-performing schools and recognize achievement in multiple categories: overall excellence, language arts, math, science, extended graduation rate and gifted education. This highly selective award is based on each school’s performance according to the newly created School Accountability Index, a comprehensive measurement of how schools in Washington are performing over time.
To be recognized for “Overall Excellence,” a school’s overall two-year average must place it in the top five percent.
This year, 70 elementary, 26 middle, 52 high schools and 26 comprehensive schools received awards. The accountability system was adopted by the passage of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill (ESSSB) 6696 in the 2009 legislative session.
More information is available at www.k12.wa.us/educationawards.
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