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State Honors Fort Barton School For NECAP Scores

Education Commissioner Deborah Gist and local legislators recently recognized the school and presented a proclamation from the General Assembly.

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.

Renee Cwiek May 15, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Congratulations Fort Barton School!
Brian Medeiros May 15, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Congratulations to all the students & staff at Ft Barton, and all our Tiverton schools.
Lisa Deane May 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Way to go Fort Barton Students and Tiverton Teachers! It's nice to hear about the positive! This town seems to only like dwell on the negative.
Barbara Sutherland May 16, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Well done to all, teachers and students. Keep up the good work
Theo Kojak May 16, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Hats off to these kids, parents and teachers. Fort Barton Class of 1985!

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