POINT PLEASANT — Mason County Schools was recently notified by the West Virginia Department of Education that Roosevelt Elementary received the designation as a High Progress Reward School.
Roosevelt Elementary saw an increase in student academic progress. The school ranked among the highest 10 percent of schools for growth and small achievement gaps among all schools in West Virginia. Only 22 schools in 16 West Virginia counties received this High Progress Reward School distinction.
According to personnel from Mason County Schools, the aforementioned “growth” is based on the amount that each student gained (based on the number of correct responses) on the WESTEST 2 compared to the previous year.
To explain this recognition further, personnel from Mason County Schools said the students in each school fall into various subgroups such as socioeconomic status, special education, male, and female to name a few. Schools are held responsible for making sure that the achievement in the subgroups are as equal as possible. Roosevelt has small achievement gaps among the subgroups with 20 or more students in them. This is the standard to meet in order to be designated as a Rewards school.
Principal Tim Click stated, “The school is elated to be awarded this accolade for the students and staff.”
Roosevelt was previously named a “Success School” that had met its West Virginia Accountability Index and demonstrated progress against proficiency-based Annual Measurable Objectives.