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Newhall Elementary, Oak Hills Elementary, Pico Canyon Elementary and Stevenson Ranch Elementary schools have been named to the 2018-2019 ERP Honor Roll for high achievement in student success.

The 2018-2019 ERP Honor Roll is developed by Educational Results Partnership, a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness.

The program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence, is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes.

The Newhall School District is one of 26 public school districts in California to be recognized this year.

ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts. School districts that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.

For districts with high schools, the ERP Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

“We are honored to be recognized by educational and business leaders as an ERP Honor Roll School District,” said Jeff Pelzel, Newhall School District Superintendent. “We are continually striving to increase academic achievement and improve educational outcomes for all of our students. Our teachers and administrators are fully committed, and we are thrilled to see their hard work and dedication produce such positive results.”

“The Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in California based solely on objective achievement data,” said Marilyn Reznick, ERP’s board chair. “Schools don’t even know they’ve earned the honor until we tell them. Our goal is to guide other educators to data-informed best practices for raising student achievement.”

“ERP is all about improving educational equity and promoting career readiness for all students, regardless of their family income, background or ZIP code,” said James Lanich, Ph.D., ERP president and CEO. “These Honor Roll schools and districts are living proof that our students can succeed when schools are committed to removing educational obstacles and accelerating student success. By focusing attention on these bright spots among our schools, we hope to change the conversation from ‘what’s wrong’ to ‘what’s working,’ and encourage others to replicate their success.”

In California, the ERP Honor Roll is supported by numerous businesses and organizations, including the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) Macy’s, Enterprise Holding Inc., the Auto Club of Southern California, and Wells Fargo.

To access the ERP Honor Roll, visit www.edresults.org.

About Educational Results Partnership
Educational Results Partnership is a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness throughout our educational system. In partnership with educators and employers, ERP charts the pathways that lead to academic success and living-wage jobs. ERP’s goal is to ensure that more students are equipped to enter the workforce with the skills today’s global economy demands.

About the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence
Supported by an alliance of national business leaders, the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence identifies and recognizes high-performing schools and districts through its sponsorship of the ERP Honor Roll program.

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