As reported by Susan Snyder in Sunday's Inquirer, Philadelphia public schools are still posting improvements on the PSSA: Pennsylvania System of School Assessment.
Improvements last year came in:
Third grade reading and math
Eight grade reading
Eleventh grade reading and math
For all three grades, combined, the percentage of students scoring Advanced or Proficient from 2001/02 to 2005/06:
Increased from 19.5% to 41.8% in math
Increased from 23.9% to 39% in reading
Fifth grade posted a slight decrease in PSSA results, last year. Since 2001/02, Philly's fifth graders improved math results from 18.7% to 41.4%, and reading results from 20.8% to 31.7%.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education usually releases individual school results in September/October. Stay tuned to see how Henry fared.