Growth was calculated by measuring the progress of the same set of students from one year to the next, using a mathematical model to adjust for unique circumstances and demographic factors. That perspective is quite different from simple year-to-year comparisons at a particular grade level.
The goal of the 2019 Academic Growth Awards by CORE Districts, a coalition of California urban school districts, was to identify schools that are achieving academic gains faster than similar schools statewide and, thus, campuses where teachers and programs are having the most positive impact.
Heron was honored in gains last year both in Math and English Language Arts in California’s academic testing program, known as CAASPP.
Keep up the good work flyers — your future is bright!
For more information on this analysis, please visit the 2019 Academic Growth Awards by CORE Districts.