Amandla Charter School

Amandla Students Make Huge Gains On ISAT, Executive Director Gets Unflattering Haircut

June 24, 2010

This week Amandla Charter School received preliminary 2010 ISAT scores, showing huge gains compared to last year.
This year 70% of students achieved a score of meets or exceeds on the ISAT reading test, compared to 48% in 2009. Seventy two percent of students achieved a score of meets or exceeds on the math assessment, compared to 58% last year.
“We worked hard and now we have great test scores.” said 6th grader Isiah Campbell. “I feel great.”
At the beginning of the school year, Executive Director, Erin Ferguson, issued her students an ISAT challenge. If 70% of students scored in the meets or exceeds category, Ferguson agreed to shave her hair into a mohawk.
Preliminary scores were released to schools on Tuesday and that evening Ferguson took out her clippers.
“It may look silly, but I am very proud of this haircut and what it represents.” said Ferguson. “Our students and teachers worked very hard this year and accomplished a great deal. I can’t wait to see what they do next year.”