The Rhode Island Department of Education and local legislators honored recently for its on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP).
According to Principal Suzette Wordell, State Sen. Walter Felag (D-Bristol, Tiverton, Warren) and Rep. John Edwards (D-Tiverton, Portsmouth), presented a proclamation to the school last Friday, May 11 from the General Assembly. Additionally, Education Commissioner Deborah Gist recognized the school during her May 1 State of Education address.
Wordell said Fort Barton reportedly improved their NECAP reading scores by 15 percent over the past three years to 97 percent proficient, which is the top reading score in the state for elementary schools. Overall, Fort Barton ranked second in the state in combined reading and math scores.
Last month, education reform advocacy group Rhode Island Campaign for Achievement Now for elementary school student performance.