Hiram DoddElementary School

Dodd Receives State Placard

Dodd Receives State Placard

Dodd Receives State Placard 

 
In February, Dodd was awarded the 2015-2016 Distinguished Title I Schoolhonor under the federal guidelines for Title I Schools. On March 17, Dr. Russell Mayo, Superintendent of the Allentown School District, along with School Board Director Michael Welsh, presented the Pennsylvania Department of Education State Placard to our faculty.
 
“The District is truly proud of the successes and awards received by Dodd Elementary School,” states Dr. Russell Mayo, Superintendent of the Allentown School District. “The dedication and hard work of the Dodd team under the direction of their Principal, Karen Boardman is to be commended. Their commitment to the students and their families is evident by their success.”
 
Each year, the Division of Federal Programs honors the top performing Title I schools in Pennsylvania. For the 2015-2016 school year, they have selected 96 Title I schools as Distinguished Schools based on specific school criteria. The Division of Federal Programs used the approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver designation of Reward: High Achievement and Reward: High Progress as selection parameters.
 
Reward—High Progress schools, which Dodd Elementary attained last year, are the highest 5% of all Title I schools based on aggregate progress in closing the achievement gap in Reading and Mathematics for PSSA
and/or Algebra I/Literature for Keystone Exams combined for the All Student group and the Historically Underperforming Student group. Reward – High Achievement schools are the highest 5% of Title I schools based on aggregate math and reading PSSA or Keystone scores and meeting all Annual Measurable Objectives.
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs, based this year’s criteria for the award on past data due to the delay in switching to the new assessments.

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