Nettleton Intermediate Center Named Best Practice School
NIC was 1 of 14 Arkansas Middle and Jr. High Schools recognized as a Best Practice School. All 14 schools were identified as higher performing schools by Just for the Kids in Arkansas and The National Office for Research, Measurement and Evaluation Systems at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (NORMES). Schools were identified based on student achievement on the state ACTAAP exams over a period of 3 years. Schools who students consistently achieved higher scores than their peers in demographically similar schools were designated as higher performing. Governor Beebe stated, "These 14 schools have done an outstanding job of improving academic achievement and should be viewed as leaders, examples and inspirations for all Arkansas public schools. Our charge, and our responsibility as a state, is for all students to make academic progress, meet performance expectations and ultimately graduate college and career-ready. These outstanding middle and junior high schools consistently demonstrate that they are helping us meet that ultimate goal." Congratulations NIC staff and students!