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PPS is One of the Nation's TOP Middle Schools!
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Monday, May 19, 2014
RaRaRamaJama, who's the best in Alabama? (And #42 in the NATION?!) PPS! PPS!

We are one of the the 50 BEST middle schools in the United States!

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a test administered to middle schoolers each year.  In the selection of the top 50 middle schools, the test results in science, math, and reading for 8th graders were used as a principal (though not the sole) basis for comparison of middle schools across the United States.  In many schools, including Phillips Preparatory, a random selection of 8th graders takes this standardized assessment each year.  The NAEP administers the same test nationally so that one standard is applied to each student no matter which state they live in.  In the case of other types of common standardized test assessments, each state can create and administer its own test, which makes cross-state comparisons difficult.  That is why the NAEP results are so useful.  Even so, in determining the top 50 middle schools in the nation, state assessment scores were also examinined and weighed together with the NAEP scores.  Other factors such as awards, rankings, and geographical diversity were also taken into account.  We are proud to be #42 out of 50 schools selected from the nation.  We are one of only a few from the south and the only school selected in Alabama!  Way to go Phillips Preparatory!

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