Data from the 2013 Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System indicates Bullitt County Public School students are Moving Forward successfully.
The district’s overall score of 58.6 is an increase from 55.4 during the 2011-2012 school year. The state percentile ranking for BCPS is even more impressive climbing from 51 to 73 and elevating the district to Proficient from Needs Improvement.
The biggest success story is at Bullitt Central High School. One year ago, their overall score was 48 and their state percentile ranking was 19. They were classified as Needs Improvement/Focus School.
This year, Bullitt Central’s overall score is 60.7 and their state percentile ranking climbed a very impressive 60 places to 79. The Cougars are now classified as a Proficient/Progressing school.
Among middle schools, Eastside continues to excel. They were already classified as a Proficient School with an overall score of 61.5 and a state percentile ranking of 81.
This year, they improved even more. Eastside is now classified as a Distinguished High Performing/High Progress School after posting an overall score of 66.7 and a state percentile ranking of 92.
At the elementary school level, Maryville showed the biggest gains. Their overall score last year was 57.4 with a state percentile ranking of 49 classified as a Needs Improvement facility.
Maryville’s overall score this year is 63.8 with a state percentile ranking of 75 classifying them as Proficient/Progressing.
This is only the second year of student testing under a new assessment system. Unbridled Learning, or K-PREP, replaced CATS as part of Senate Bill 1. The 2013 data is the first that can be compared to last year’s assessment.
Continuing the good news in Bullitt County…Bullitt East and North Bullitt High School posted sizable gains in their scores.
The overall score at Bullitt East jumped from 56.9 to 63.7. Their state percentile ranking increased from 63 to 87 transitioning their classification from a Needs Improvement to Proficient School.
North Bullitt’s overall score ascended from 48.5 to 57.1 and their state percentile ranking soared from 20 to 64. This alters their classification from Needs Improvement by adding Progressing.
Bernheim Middle School experienced a nice jump in their overall score from 56.4 to 63.3. Their state percentile ranking climbed from 59 to 87 and their classification elevated from a Needs Improvement to a Proficient/Progressing School.
Hebron Middle School is moving in the right direction. A year ago, their overall score was 46.7. This year it is 51.2. That pushes their state percentile ranking from 20 to 38. They are still a Needs Improvement school but are officially classified as Progressing.
Mt. Washington Middle School made a gain from 58.4 to 58.8 and a two spot increase in state percentile ranking (68 to 70). More importantly, they are no longer classified as Needs Improvement. They are now classified as Proficient.
Brooks Elementary School recorded a gain in their overall score from 56.6 to 59.7. Their state percentile ranking jumped from 45 to 58 and their classification has transitioned from Needs Improvement with the addition of Progressing.
Crossroads Elementary School’s overall score is 54.3 compared to last year’s 52.1. Their state percentile ranking rose handsomely from 29 to 36. They continue to Need Improvement but are now classified as Progressing.
Roby Elementary School is another success story. Their overall score increased from 51.9 to 59 and their state percentile ranking doubled from 28 to 56. They are still listed as Needs Improvement but have added the classification of Progressing.