Annual Education Report
August 15, 2012
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2011-2012 educational progress for the Springport Public Schools and our schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws; however, our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Superintendent, Randall Cook or District Administrators, Janis Sanford, Tanya Overweg, or Chris Kregel for help if you need assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site www.springportschools.net, or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at your child’s school.
The report contains the following information:
Student Assessment Data − Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP), Michigan Merit Exam (MME), and Michigan’s Alternative Assessment Program (MI-Access)
Presents achievement data for all five tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing) compared to targets for all students as well as subgroups of students
- Provides achievement data for all five tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing) for students with significant disabilities (MI-Access or MEAP-Access) compared to targets for all students with disabilities as well as subgroups of students
- Helps readers understand achievement progress within schools and compare these to district and State achievement
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) – Detail Data and Status
Information used to rank schools and determine AYP is based on the development of the Top to Bottom list of schools and their performance. Each school’s ranking will be based on student achievement, student growth over time, school improvement over time and achievement gaps across all five tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing).
Teacher Quality Data
- Identifies teacher qualifications at district and school levels
- Reports percentage of core academic classes taught by teachers not considered highly qualified to teach such classes
NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
- Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8
- Cannot be compared with MEAP results for grades 4 and 8 because there are no national standards
For 2011-2012, Springport School District did not make Adequate Yearly Progress because the student graduation rate for Economically Disadvantaged students did not improve to meet the state objectives. Each individual school in the district did make Adequate Yearly Progress. We are working actively to address the district issues by identifying each student that was enrolled in the fall of their 9th grade year in the 4, 5, and 6 year cohort groups. We will cross-reference their information with what is currently listed in CEPI. We will work to address those students that have left high school permanently and work to identify their whereabouts. During this process, we will identify those students that are economically disadvantaged for these cohort groups to improve the graduation rate from these subgroups of high school students.
We will work with JCISD to clearly address the data in CEPI. We will work with CEPI to make sure data is correct. Springport will also work with JCISD to ensure we are not listed as a shared entity in the CEPI system.
Springport Public Schools is proud of Springport High School that has been identified as a Reward School based on the top 5% of the Top to Bottom ranking based on the following criteria:
Growth in Student Achievement
I am pleased with the continued efforts made by the Springport staff in working to meet the instructional needs of our students. We will work to meet the rigorous proficiency standards. I also appreciate the effort made by our students and their parents to make student achievement a high priority. The number one goal of our district is to foster strong academic programs in which each student will progress toward meeting State of Michigan curriculum standards. Our staff will work to continue to improve the academic proficiencies of all of the students we serve.
Randall J Cook
Superintendent, Springport Public Schools