Measuring Results: The Milestones Framework*

Enter 1st Grade: Ready to Read

  • Students recognize letter names and sounds and parts of words.

End of 3rd Grade: Reading to Learn

  • Students are able to exceed the benchmark on the state reading test.

Target: In 2009, % of students exceeding the benchmark will increase by 5 points (from 42% in 2008-09 to 47% in 2009-10).

Middle Years: Ready for High School

  • Student attendance is 90% or greater.
  • Students meet the benchmark on the state writing test.
  • Students take and pass 8th grade algebra.

Target: In 2009, % of students meeting the 7th grade writing benchmark will increase by 5 points (from 55% in 2008-09 to 60% in 2009-10).

Enter 10th Grade: On Track to Graduate

  • Students complete 9th grade with 6 credits and C grade in core subjects.

Target: In 2009, % of students entering 10th grade with 6 credits and a C grade in core subjects will increase by 5 points (from 44% in 2008-09 to 49% in 2009-10).

12th Grade: Graduating on Time, Ready for College & Career

  • Students graduate on time.

Students meet college-ready benchmark on at least 3 ACT tests.

*NOTE: In 2012-13, PPS is aligning its Milestones with state Achievement Compact measures, which will lead to some changes at several Milestones that will be captured in the district's Fall 2013 analysis.