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Math Department - "Beating the Odds"
Math Department - "Beating the Odds"
Kevin Snavely
Friday, November 22, 2019

Congratulations to the Springdale High School math departmentSHS was recently recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school that is Beating the Odds, because students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire even though the school serves a high percentage of students who participate in Free and Reduced Lunch! The OEP creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards, recognizing schools with high student growth. The OEP thinks growth is the best indicator of the positive impact that SHS is having on students.

In the Beating the Odds report, Springdale High School received the following awards:

"Beating the Odds" Statewide Math Growth: High School School Level

"Beating the Odds" High Math Growth: High School Level (Northwest Region)

These awards are based on the 2019 content growth score calculated by the Arkansas Department of Education. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2018 compared to how much they were expected to grow considering prior achievement. Schools were recognized based on Overall growth, as well as for growth in Math and English Language Arts separately. 

Congratulations to the SHS math department on this accomplishment and for helping our students “Beat the Odds!"