Oregon Department of Education Releases School Performance Data

posted Sep 17, 2015, 7:20 AM by Lisa Poehlitz   [ updated Sep 21, 2015, 3:19 PM by Tianna Hubbenette ]
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released school performance data today detailing achievement rates and academic growth in math and English language arts (ELA) on the newly implemented Smarter Balanced Assessment.  The Smarter Balanced Assessments are significantly more rigorous than previous state tests and it was projected that nearly two-thirds of Oregon students would not demonstrate proficiency.


Across the District, Sherwood students are showing high levels of achievement, outperforming the state at all grade levels in both ELA and math.  


Students in grades 3-5 are demonstrating a high level of proficiency in ELA with 74% of students demonstrating mastery of grade level content, 22.9 percentage points above the state average.  Middle schools showed similar results, with 76.6% meeting benchmark, 20.2 percentage points above the state average.  83.8% of high school students reached the benchmark.  


Sherwood’s scores were also strong in math.  67.1% of elementary students met the benchmark, 22.3 percentage points above the state average.  66.6% of middle school students demonstrated mastery in math, 24.1 percentage points above the state average.  44.8% of high school students met the standard in math.  While still above the state average, this is an area for growth.


Students in our subgroups, especially English Language Learners (ELL) and students who are economically disadvantaged, showed exceptional growth and are making progress towards grade-level proficiency.  However, the percentage of students in our subgroups who achieved the new rigorous standards is an area for growth.


“We are proud of the achievement our students have demonstrated and thankful that the hard work of our dedicated staff has made a positive impact,” said Assistant Superintendent Gary Bennett. “While these results give us reason to celebrate, there are always areas for improvement and we are committed to the continued growth of the students we serve.”

Lisa Poehlitz,
Sep 17, 2015, 7:20 AM