Dr. Christy Haller, Superintendent, and Dr. Josh Hoyt, Director of Teaching and Learning, presented the results of the 2022-23 PSSA and Keystone Exams. Mrs. Becky Bush, Supervisor of Literacy and ESL, also presented Fall 2023 Acadience results, which were given at the beginning of the year independently by the district to K-2 students to help teachers and reading specialists benchmark young students' reading abilities.
During a lengthy presentation, Drs. Haller and Hoyt highlighted research conducted over the summer to help the district identify instructional deficiencies. They also presented the 2023-24 action plan and specific steps the district has implemented to improve this upcoming year's test scores. Specifically, they noted that teachers are incorporating new software, assessment systems, professional development, data analysis, curriculum and more to help them teach and students learn more effectively. While not an immediate fix, these steps are believed to be working, said Dr. Hoyt, citing current student data.