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Foster High School and Seven Lakes High School Recognized as 2010 NCEA Higher Performing Schools
The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized Lamar's Foster High School and Katy's Seven Lakes High School as 2010 NCEA Higher Performing Schools. Foster High School and Seven Lakes High School have received Higher Performing (HP) recognition in the following areas:
* Foster High School: Science
* Seven Lakes High School: Math, Science, Social Studies
The Higher Performing Schools (formerly known as Just for the Kids Schools) are identified by two measures: consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years (growth) and/or absolute student achievement using the school's Commended Performance results on the spring 2010 TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) test. NCEA's higher performing methodology controls for school and student demographics to allow for an apples-to-apples comparison of school achievement and to demonstrate that with the commitment of educators, all schools can have success no matter the zip code. NCEA provided award certificates to each Higher Performing School and the district.