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FPS and Happy Hollow Receive Academic Growth Awards

Posted by Alan on November 6, 2012 10:15 AM | (Not Filed) |

APSRC Logo-4 color process.pngFayetteville School District and Happy Hollow Elementary School were recognized by the Arkansas Public School Resource Center for receiving the annual District and School Academic Growth Awards. These awards are based on achievement data generated by the Measures of Academic Progress from the North West Evaluation Association (NWEA). The award is given annually to two outstanding districts and schools that provide evidence that over 60% of their students show growth in academic achievement.

The Fayetteville School District received $8,000 and Happy Hollow Elementary School received $3,000 in the award sponsored through a grant by the Walton Family Foundation.
Barbara Hunter Cox, Director of Teaching and Learning at APSRC stated during the recognition ceremony "Fayetteville Public Schools are an excellent example of how to effectively use MAP data to motivate students. The staff at Happy Hollow is utilizing MAP data in their classrooms to benefit their students." The announcement was made at the APSRC Fall Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center on October 29th.