WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro students led Franklin County in 2007 state test results that elementary school administrators excitedly shared with the Waynesboro Area School Board on Tuesday.
On the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests, students strive for scores that categorize them as "advanced" or "proficient" to meet federal No Child Left Behind requirements.
The education department refers to "proficient" as being on grade level.
About 72 percent of Waynesboro test-takers reached the advanced/proficient math level in grades three through eight and grade 11. Approximately 68 percent of the same group reached those levels in reading on the springtime test.
"We needed to meet 54 percent in reading and 45 percent in math and did that," said Sherian Diller, director of elementary education.