The Inquirer this morning reports that Philadelphia elementary schools overall continued to improve their results in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). Although I can't find the link online at the moment, the print edition lists 2004/2005 PSSA scores for 5th grades in southeast Pennsylvania.
Henry's 5th grades created a 16% increase in the number of students scoring Advanced or Proficient in math over 2003/2004, and a
58% increase in the past three years.
Henry's 5th grades showed a 2% drop from 2003/2004, but have created an overall
29% increase in the number of students scoring Advanced or Proficient in the past three years.
According to the Inquirer, "Advanced" means "superior academic performance," and "Proficient" means "satisfactory grade level performance."