The Verona Board of Education reviewed a preliminary report on district testing results for the 2011-2012 school year, during its Tuesday night public meeting.
The district has seen a decrease in kids who are partially proficient on the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA), said Forte.
“We always look to have a zero but we brought our number down,” he said. “Any percent decrease is a good thing.”
Decreasing the number of partially proficient students means that more students were in the proficient or advanced proficient categories, which signals an improvement in test scores.
“It's a preliminary test report,” said Forte. “In the spring when the rest of the data is realesed we will provide a more comprehensive report.”
The full district testing report is attached.