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FACTS named Title I Distinguished School by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has named FACTS a 2018-19 Title I Distinguished School. FACTS was rewarded in the High Progress category.

This designation was awarded to 158 Title I schools statewide and means that FACTS is among the highest 5% of Title I Schools based on ELA and Math PVAAS growth and met all four Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO):

1. Test Participation Rate – School must achieve 95% participation on the PSSAs.

2. Graduation Rate/Attendance Rate – School must achieve an 85% graduation rate OR, if no graduation rate is applicable, an attendance rate of 90% or improvement from the previous year.

3. Closing the Achievement Gap: All Students – The achievement gap is determined by comparing the percent of students who are proficient or advanced on the PSSA in the 2012-13 baseline year with 100% proficiency. The benchmark for closing the achievement gap is that 50% of the gap will be closed over a six-year period.

4. Closing the Achievement Gap: Historically Underperforming Students – Using the same approach as for All Students, this applies to a non-duplicated count of students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and English Language Learners enrolled for a full academic year taking the PSSA or PASA.

This recognition is a testament to the hard work, resilience, heart and talent of our students and staff.