Fred Lynn Middle School receives Exemplar Award from the Virginia Board of Education
Posted on 07/01/2020
Virginia Boar of Education logo with torch. Fred Lynn Middle School receives Exemplar Award

PWCS was notified by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) that Fred M. Lynn Middle School met the criteria to receive the 2020 Board of Education’s Continuous Improvement Exemplar Award for improvement in student group performance. Fred Lynn Middle was regrettably not included in the initial announcement released by state officials in late June.

To earn the Board of Education’s Continuous Improvement Award, the school must earn a state accreditation rating of Accredited or Accredited with Conditions and meet at least one of the following benchmarks for improved performance on accreditation-related indicators: 

  • A cumulative 10-point increase over three years in the combined rates for reading and mathematics and in the pass rate for science, with improvement each year on each indicator; 
  • A cumulative 10-point increase over three years in the combined rates for reading and mathematics for two or more student groups, with improvement each year for each group on both indicators;
  • A cumulative 15 percent decrease in the chronic absenteeism rate over three years, with a decrease each year; or
  • For schools with a graduating class, a cumulative four-point increase in the Graduation and Completion Index over three years, with an increase each year, and a cumulative 15-percent decrease in the dropout rate, with a decrease each year. 

For a list of all the PWCS schools that received 2020 Exemplar Awards, please view the original story