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Parkway earns 'Distinction in Performance'

Based on the recent district Annual Performance Report, Parkway has once again qualified for the state's “Distinction in Performance" for high achievement during the 2008-09 school year.  Parkway has received this prestigious distinction for each year since the award’s inception – nine consecutive years.

The "Distinction in Performance" is based on the 14 academic performance standards that are the basis of the state’s accreditation program for all school districts.  The standards are based on scores from the state-mandated MAP tests, graduation rate, attendance, ACT scores, and other indicators.  Parkway met 14 out of 14 standards, including all of the MAP-based measures.

Under the state’s accreditation program, each school district is evaluated at least once every five years.  Since it is based on the same standards as the accreditation program, the “Distinction in Performance” provides an annual confirmation of a district’s status and state-level recognition of its overall performance.

For more information about DESE's Annual Performance Report and the "Distinction in Performance," visit the DESE Web site.