PCS Performance Released for 2017-2018 School Year

PCS Performance Released for 2017-2018 School Year
Posted on 10/03/2018
Putnam County Schools 2017-18 testing results released.

In September, West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine unveiled the results of West Virginia’s Balanced Scorecard, the Mountain State’s school accountability system. The Balanced Scorecard outlines performance for each public school in West Virginia for the 2017-18 school year. The results provide parents, students, educators and communities with information on school success and areas in need of improvement.

“I am proud of the efforts of our schools to continually strive for academic excellence,” Superintendent John Hudson said. “Putnam County teachers and school administrators work diligently and collaboratively to monitor student performance and make adjustments based on multiple sources of data. Our teachers use classroom formative assessments, project-based learning, student goals, and a variety of student data from technology programs to target student success. School-based professional learning and teachers working in collaborative teams result in increased student learning and achievement.”.

The Putnam County Board of Education is proud of the hard work being done in classrooms as teachers work to prepare students with the skills and knowledge they need for successful futures..

Putnam County is frequently among the very highest performing districts in West Virginia, and we are pleased to report that in Putnam County Schools:

  • 100% of the middle and high schools are on target for math
  • 100% of the high schools met or exceeded the Student Success Measure “On Track to Graduate”
  • 100% of the schools ranked “Exceeds Standards” for the Behavior Success Standard
  • 95% of the schools meeting cell size met their annual target for math
  • 100% of the schools meeting cell size met or partially met their ELA standards
  • No school was identified as a Comprehensive Support and Improvement School

The Balanced Scorecard evaluates schools on the following indicators:

Performance in English Language Arts and Math – this indicator considers test scores from the annual statewide assessment in grades 3-8 and 11. 

Benchmark Indicator – this indicator measures student achievement on the state-provided benchmark assessment in grades 3-8. 

Four and Five-Year Cohort Graduation Rates – this indicator considers the percentage of students who graduate in four and five years at the high school level.

English Language Learner Progress – this indicator measures how well students who are learning English as a second language are progressing in their mastery of the English language in the four domains of speaking, reading, writing and listening.

Student Success – this indicator considers the percentage of elementary and middle school students with greater than 90% attendance and students with no out-of-school suspensions. At the high school level, this indicator considers students with greater than 90% attendance; number of credits earned by 10th graders; completion of CTE programs, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credits; and dual credit college courses among 12th graders.

Within each indicator, schools earn one of four performance levels: Exceeds Standard, Meets Standard, Partially Meets Standard, or Does Not Meet Standard.

“As superintendent, I applaud the efforts of our staff in maintaining high expectations for the students they serve and for holding high expectations for Putnam County Schools,” Superintendent Hudson said. “It is obvious Putnam County students receive some of the very best instruction in the state of West Virginia and Achieving Excellence is not just on the school system’s letterhead, it is something that is accomplished daily!”