BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Consolidated School has been placed on “monitor” status for math for not making what the federal government describes as “Adequate Yearly Progress.”
Principal Della Martin announced the news during her report at the School Committee meeting Oct. 12.
School Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt explained to the committee that the Adequate Yearly Progress designation started in 2001 with the federal No Child Left Behind Act to make sure schools were doing their jobs.
The monitor status is a result of the poor performance of three grades during the 2010 school year on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP). That program is the test Maine and other New England states use to meet the No Child Left Behind Act requirements.
One School Committee member asked what “monitor” status meant.
“You don’t want to be there next year,” Martin said.
“It’s like probation,” Hurvitt added.
Another committee member said the reason for the poor showing could be that this group of students isn’t doing well with the Everyday Math program.
Martin said that was a possibility, as Everyday Math is a language-based program.