Easton Kids are hitting their marks and then some. The latest performance tracking numbers show the kindergartners are exceeding last year’s results by significant margins.
Easton Area School District’s youngest students excelled this year, with 91% hitting their benchmarks at the end of the year, a growth of 40% from the beginning of the year. Last year, 88% of students hit their benchmarks by the end of the year, compared with 73% the prior year. No school was below the 85% mark this year.
Tracy Piazza, the district’s director for teaching and learning for kindergarten through fifth grade, said the growth could be attributed to a number of factors, including the staggered rollout of full-day kindergarten starting in 2015 and intensive training and professional development with a consulting firm to personalize learning for students.