With proficiency changes, two Norristown schools now on ‘warning’ notice

    Now that Pennsylvania has increased the proficiency requirements for students, two Norristown Area School District schools have fallen into “warning” status.

    Marshall Street Elementary School and Cole Manor Elementary School both met the Adequate Yearly Progress marks last year, but don’t meet the newly required proficiency percentages of 72 percent for reading and 67 percent for mathematics.

    The Times-Herald reports Marshall’s scores were 65.3 percent and 80.2 percent, respectively, and Cole Manor’s numbers were 69.1 percent in reading and  83 percent in math. Both missed the mark on reading and both reported lower proficiency levels in black and economically disadvantaged students.



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