Barboursville Middle School Removed from Low Performance List

March 27, 2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education today announced that a Cabell County school has been removed from a short list of low performing schools in the state.

Barboursville Middle School was mistakenly placed on the list due to a computer programming issue.  In total, only eight West Virginia schools were identified in November 2007 as part of an Office of Education Performance Audits (OEPA) report.  The discrepancy in data was not brought to the attention of the department until this week.

“The misidentification is a regrettable mistake,” said Kenna Seal, executive director of the OEPA. “However, once the mistake was identified, it was immediately corrected.”   

The OEPA released a report in November using a new index that measures several important indicators in a school. The new index serves as a safe harbor for schools that did not make Adequate Yearly Progress under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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