Standardized Test Results Propel Bucks County School Districts to Statewide Best-of List

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Two Bucks County School Districts did well in a 2022 statewide assessment of standardized test results.

Two Bucks County school districts made the 2022 list of best educational environments across Pa. The analysis — done by the Pittsburgh Business Times — assessed standardized test scores. Ryan Mulligan reported the findings for the Philadelphia Business Journal, PBT‘s sister publication.

The yardstick to measure statewide performance comprised two annual evaluations: The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and the Keystone Exams.

The former gauges institutional success in instruction on English, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science/Technology on elementary school levels. The latter, the Keystone Exams, does the same, with the addition of high-school test takers.

The 2022 analysis for Bucks County yielded New Hope-Solebury School District as the highest ranked local result. It landed at No. 18, a one-slot drop from the 2020 result of No. 17.

Central Bucks, Doylestown, came in at No. 36. This, too, represented a slide from the assessment two years ago, when it ranked No. 24.

2022’s top-ten school districts in the state were as follows:

RankSchool DistrictCounty
1Upper Saint ClaireAllegheny
2Tredyffrin-EasttownChester
3Fox Chapel AreaAllegheny
4Unionville-Chadds FordChester
5Lower MerionMontgomery
6Radnor TownshipDelaware
7Derry TownshipDauphin
8Mount LebanonAllegheny
9Hampton TownshipAllegheny
10Peters TownshipWashington

More on this story is at the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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