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Arkansas Department of Education Designations

Each school within the KIPP Delta Public School District was recently designated as a Needs Improvement School by the Arkansas Department of Education. Under the current designation system, each school is assigned a growth target each year based on performance on End of Course exams in 2011, regardless of high or low the school tested. KIPP Delta students outperformed  the Arkansas average in 54 percent of tested areas and the local school district in 97 percent of tested areas during the past school year. While each school met and exceeded performance targets in literacy, math scores at each school were slightly lower than the growth targets.  As a result, KIPP Delta will be designated as a Needs Improvement School in 2013-2014. The Arkansas Department of Education implemented the current designation system in 2011. This designation system will be modified in 2014.

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