Lincoln Elementary has been recognized for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishment based on Kansas Assessment results from 2012 and other qualifying factors.
Lincoln was awarded three Certificates of Recognition in the statewide Challenge Awards Program sponsored by Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force and Kansas State Department of Education.
Lincoln was identified for closing the achievement gap in fourth grade math, fourth grade reading and fifth grade math.
“For each of the 14 state assessments, 60 state schools meeting the Challenge Award criteria were identified as high performing,” Charles Volland, chair of the Task Force stated in a letter to Principal Linda Johnson. “By receiving this award, your school stands as an excellent example of one that believes all children can learn, expects them to do so, and gives them an opportunity to demonstrate their substantial abilities.
“The certificates recognize performance on state assessments in reading and/or mathematics that exceeds normal expectations based on the socio-economic status and sample size of those taking the test. Data gathered through the Quality Performance Accreditation (QPA) process has shown that the greatest achievement gap occurs in schools with a high percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches. The schools receiving the Challenge Award have managed to post state assessment scores above what would normally be expected among those serving disadvantaged populations.”