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Distinguished Achievement award for Deer Park

(05/06/2014) -Deer Park Elementary School has received a 2014 VIP Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. The VIP (Virginia Index of Performance) awards recognize schools that exceed minimum state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the Governor and the Board of Education. The 2014 VIP awards are based on student achievement and other performance indicators during the 2012-2013 school year. Deer Park students exceeded accreditation benchmarks in all four content areas (English, mathematics, history and science).

The Distinguished Achievement Award is bestowed to schools that are fully accredited and making significant progress toward specific educational goals. Additionally, schools must earn 75 VIP points in each content area. VIP points are determined by applying a weighted average to the results of all student assessments. Elementary schools may earn VIP bonus points for earning a Governor's Nutrition and Physical Activity Scorecard Award and increasing the percentage of students in each subgroup earning higher levels of proficiency on state assessments.