From School Reports
A group of Eupora High School teachers and administrators attended an awards ceremony at the annual PREPS-MAPE Conference and Governor’s Award Banquet in Choctaw on March 20.
The Mississippi Association of Partners in Education recognized EHS teachers who received the Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools Value Added Award for their work in their respective subject areas: Kris Parsons, English II; Teresa Whitaker, Biology I; and Janice May and Michael Knight, MCT2 Mathematics.
PREPS Value Added analysis began in June 1997. This analysis allows for valid comparisons of educational performance, taking into account (or holding constant) the impact of differences in the socioeconomic background of the students considered in the research.
The model is used in the PREPS Value Added Awards Program to identify high-performing schools among Mississippi districts.
Schools that are adding value are those which are considered to be performing significantly better than other schools with comparable socioeconomic circumstances.
The Value Added analysis produces a band of predicted performances averages for 2012-13 as reported by the Mississippi Department of Education under the Mississippi Assessment and Accountability Reporting System and the school socioeconomic indicator,
PREPS has performed Value Added analysis at the elementary through high school levels. The assessment results of about 1,000 Mississippi schools were collected for the 2012-13 school year and entered into the model.