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The Bedford City School District saw one of the highest Performance Index increases in the state on the state report cards.

Sept. 22, 2022

 

BEDFORD — The Bedford City School District saw one of the highest Performance Index increases in the state on the state report cards.

 

The district’s PI score jumped from 42.1 the previous year to 62.7 on the 2021-22 report cards. 

 

“All of our teachers, students, parents, staff and administrators are dedicated to the academic achievement of each student,” said Interim Superintendent Dr. Cassandra Johnson.

 

The Performance Index measures whether student performance on state tests met set thresholds and how well students performed overall on state tests. Only Painseville and Athens saw larger PI score increases than Bedford compared to the previous year.

 

The PI assesses performance of students in grades three through 12.

 

“The increased PI score is especially impressive considering that some of our students returned to schools and classrooms last school year for the first time in nearly two years,” Dr. Johnson said. “The goal has been to provide targeted instructional supports to assist our students’ specific needs. This dedicated focus and implementation of resources such as title tutors and of evidence-based tier 1 instructional strategies has paid off. We’re still not where we need to be, but we’re definitely moving in the right direction. I’m immensely proud of our students, teachers, parents and caregivers, administrators and staff. They should be proud of themselves as well.  We are moving in the right direction and will continue working tirelessly to provide excellent educational opportunities for our children.”

 

Kenya Harrington, BCSD’s executive director of academic achievement, who will explain more about the district’s report card at the Bedford Board of Education’s regular meeting Oct. 6, agreed.

 

“The increased PI score is an example of the concerted efforts by our students and staff in working toward addressing the identified needs with intentionality,” he said. “We commend everyone with regard to their determination and understand we are on the right path. Therefore, we will continue to plan accordingly and implement systems and structures that are beneficial in supporting our educational community.”