The latest MEAP scores released on Friday, March 12, 2010 showed that GRPS students and schools are continuing a five year streak of dramatic academic gains. The MEAP results demonstrated that since 2005, MEAP scores increased across the board – at every grade level tested – in math, science and reading.
The greatest gains were in MEAP Math. In 2005, the percentage of students scoring proficient or higher was in the high 20s and low 30s. Today, students scoring proficient are in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – in some cases doubling or tripling the percent of proficient scores.
As a result of these dramatic academic gains, GRPS has seen the number of schools meeting AYP skyrocket since 2006. In 2006, only 26 of 55 schools met federal standards. Today, 45 of 55 schools are meeting AYP – just 10 schools shy of every school in the district “making the grade.”
“I want to commend the students, teachers, and school leaders for the hard work that went into preparing for the MEAP,” said Dr. Bernard Taylor, Jr. “There is still a lot of work to be done and many areas where we need to make improvements, but these results further demonstrate that the reforms and improvements we are making are taking root and GRPS is on the right track.”