There are many things that contribute to a ‘good’ school, but we believe student academic growth is perhaps the most meaningful measure of school performance or school effectiveness. Many Pulaski County schools had high growth at one or two school levels, and there is evidence of variation in growth rates between schools within the same districts. We recommend district and school leaders examine where their students are not demonstrating high growth, examine high growth schools to see what those schools are doing differently, and consider how they can further support learning for their students.
McKenzie, S. C., & Ritter, G. W. (2018). 2017 Pulaski County Education Report Card. Education Report Card. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/oepcard/19