Part of a national effort to recognize schools and districts working to improve student outcomes has put Bret Harte High School on the honor roll.

Educational Results Partnership (ERP) recently named Bret Harte as one of 1,834 public schools in California as a higher-performing school, placing it on the organization’s 2018-19 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll.

“We are honored to be recognized by educational and business leaders as an ERP Honor Roll School,” said Heath Lane, principal of Bret Harte High School, in a press release. “We are continually striving to increase academic achievement and improve educational outcomes for all of our students.”

Lane went on to state that the school’s teachers and administrators are thrilled to see their commitment, hard work and dedication yielding positive results.

“The Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in California based solely on objective achievement data,” said Marilyn Reznick, the board chair for ERP. “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.”

The program is sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Educational Excellence (CBEE), and is supported in California by CBEE Macy’s, Enterprise Holding Inc., the Auto Club of Southern California and Wells Fargo.

According to the press release, ERP is “a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. (It) maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts. Schools 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 high schools, the ERP Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.”

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