Issuu on Google+

EASTON  SCHOOL  DEPARTMENT   District  Report  Card  –  2012    

  The  Maine  Department  of  Education  has  released  district,  state  and  individual  school  report  cards.    The  report  included   Assessment  Data,  Accountability  Data,  Maine  Teacher  Quality  Data  and  Maine  Educational  Assessment  (MEA)  and  National  Assessment   of  Education  Progress  (NAEP)  comparison  data.     Adequate  Yearly  Progress  (AYP)  is  the  term  used  to  describe  the  academic  progress  expected  each  year.    AYP  calculations  are   based  on  assessment  scores  from  the  MEA  in  reading  and  math.      AYP  is  calculated  using  the  New  England  Comprehensive  Assessment   (NECAP).    The  Maine  High  School  Assessment  (MHSA)  is  also  monitored  to  calculate  adequate  yearly  progress.    The  scores  from  the   assessments  for  student  subgroups  determine  AYP.     What  is  Adequate  Yearly  Progress?     The  No  Child  Left  Behind  Act  (NCLB)  requires  the  annual  determination  of  whether  schools,  districts  and  states  have  made  AYP   toward  the  goal  of  having  all  students  meet  rigorous  state  academic  standards  by  the  2013-­‐2014  school  year.    Each  year,  the   performance  of  all  students  in  the  district,  as  well  as  subgroups  of  students  is  measured  against  annual  performance  targets.       •

In  a  school,  if  all  groups  meet  the  statewide  academic  targets  in  English/Language  Arts  and  Mathematics,  and  the  school  meets  the  targets   for  either  attendance  in  the  elementary  and  middle  schools  or  graduation  rate  for  school  with  grade  12,  the  school  is  designated  as  meeting   AYP.   If  all  students  or  any  subgroup  in  a  school  does  not  meet  the  targets,  or  does  not  make  sufficient  progress  toward  the  targets,  then  the   school  is  designated  as  not  meeting  AYP.    The  same  requirements  apply  to  each  district  and  to  the  state.  

What  does  it  mean  to  say  a  school  or  district  does  not  meet  AYP  this  year?     A  school  or  district  that  does  not  meet  AYP  should  not  be  labeled  as  failing.    The  designation  of  not  meeting  AYP  signals  that  the   school  or  district  as  a  whole,  or  one  or  more  subgroups  of  students,  is  not  “on  track”  for  meeting  the  national  goals  for  student   achievement  by  the  target  year  of  2014.     Safe  Harbor  –  What  is  safe  harbor?     Schools  and  districts  that  do  not  meet  the  academic  status  targets  may  qualify  as  meeting  AYP  under  another  provision  of  the   NCLB  law  called  safe  harbor.    Using  safe  harbor,  a  school  or  district  or  any  subgroup  that  reduces  its  percentage  of  students  not   meeting  the  standards  by  10%  or  more,  from  the  prior  year  to  the  current  year,  will  be  designated  as  meeting  AYP,  as  long  as  the   school,  district,  or  subgroup  also  meets  the  target  for  the  other  academic  indicator  or  graduation  or  attendance.    

 

1  


Subgroup  and  Other  Identification  Codes:     A   ADA   B   C   E   GR  

             

Asian/Pacific  Islander   Average  Daily  Attendance   African  American/Black   Caucasian   Economically  Disadvantaged   Graduation  Rate  

           

H   I   L   S   SH   W  

Hispanic   American  Indian/Native  American   Limited  English  Proficient   Students  with  disabilities   Safe  Harbor   Whole  School  

The  school  report  card  shows  how  our  school  compared  to  the  State.           Our  teachers  demonstrate  high  levels  of  professional  preparation.    The  same  holds  true  for  the  percentage  of  teachers  with  Highly  Qualified   Teacher  status.    Teachers  continue  to  participate  in  professional  development  both  within  and  outside  the  district.    There  have  been  no  LEP   students  new  to  the  district  who  were  not  assessed  on  the  State’s  reading/language  arts  test  in  the  last  two  years.    

• • • • •  

    NCLB  Report  Summary  of  Strengths  &  Challenges     Strengths     The  middle  level  reading  target  for  student  proficiency  was  75%  and  our  school  had  80%  proficient  while  the   state  had  70%.   The  middle  level  mathematics  target  for  student  proficiency  was  70%  and  our  school  had  72%  proficient   while  the  state  had  61%.   The  high  school  graduation  rate  target  was  83%  and  our  school  had  83%  of  students  graduate.   Although  we  did  not  meet  the  75%  proficiency  target  for  math  at  the  elementary  school,  we  had  71%   proficient  while  the  state  had  69%.   All  of  our  district  teachers  are  certified  and  highly  qualified  in  the  areas  they  teach.   2  


• Easton  schools  at  all  levels  have  had  a  long  history  of  making  Adequate  Yearly  Progress.      

• • • • •

Challenges     The  high  school  level  reading  target  for  student  proficiency  was  78%  and  our  school  had  56%  proficient   while  the  state  had  49%.   The  high  school  level  reading  target  for  student  proficiency  was  66%  and  our  school  had  47%,  along  with  the   state.   Grade  8  mathematics  scores  have  been  below  the  state  average  for  the  last  two  years.   The  elementary  math  target  for  student  proficiency  was  70%  and  our  school  had  55%  proficient.   While  our  schools  have  done  well  historically,  the  AYP  targets  are  increasing  each  year  and  will  require  a   focused  effort  to  move  more  students  into  the  proficient  range  in  order  to  continue  to  be  a  school  making   AYP.  

Both  schools  are  focusing  on  literacy  in  reading  and  mathematics  by  increasing  instructional  time  with  students   who  are  not  meeting  state  and  district  standards  for  learning.    We  have  implemented  an  RTI  block  in  both  buildings   to  address  student  needs,  and  we’ve  also  lengthened  the  school  day  to  support  more  instructional  time.    Technology   initiatives  to  improve  student  learning  and  to  remediate  student  learning  include  programs  such  as:  Reading  Eggs,   Study  Island,  Apex  Learning,  and  Prep  Me.    Students  are  offered  increased  time  to  learn  during  the  regular  school   year  as  well  as  during  vacations.         Dissemination  Plan   The  NCLB  District  Report  Card  is  linked  to  our  website  at  www.eastonschools.org  and  is  also  available  in  print  at  both   schools.    Notice  of  the  report’s  availability  will  be  made  through  written  notice  sent  home  via  regular  mail  and/or   email  to  parents  and  will  also  be  included  in  our  newsletter  which  is  shared  with  the  entire  community.        

3  


4  


EASTON  SCHOOL  DEPARTMENT   THREE-­‐YEAR  REVIEW  OF  MAINE  EDUCATIONAL  ASSESSMENT  DATA    

MATH

GRADE 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 11 11 11

Year 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012

% Students Tested 94 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Easton % Proficient 75 58 60 66 57 64 50 52 62 N/A 57 70 76 60 43 59 73

State % Proficient 62 61 64 62 61 66 64 60 64 63 63 65 60 58 61 60 59

Exceeds 6 0 10 14 7 0 14 5 0 N/A 14 15 28 10 29 17 23

Meets 69 58 50 52 50 64 36 47 62 N/A   43 55 48 50 14 42 50

Partially Meets 13 25 10 19 29 27 29 26 23 N/A   29 5 12 10 43 25 12

Does Not Meet 13 17 30 14 14 9 21 21 15 N/A   14 25 12 30 14 17 15

100 100

44 50

45 47

0 9

44 41

44 32

13 18

         

5  


READING

GRADE 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 11 11 11

Year 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012

% Students Tested 94 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Easton % Proficient 82 67 70 81 71 91 71 79 69 N/A 79 65 92 60 79 84 77

State % Proficient 73 69 72 67 68 70 72 70 68 68 70 72 69 66 70 68 73

Exceeds 19 17 10 14 7 27 7 11 15 N/A 11 5 20 10 0 17 23

Meets 63 50 60 67 64 64 64 68 54 N/A 68 60 72 50 79 67 54

Partially Meets 19 25 10 19 14 9 29 21 23 N/A 21 25 4 30 14 17 15

Does Not Meet 0 8 20 0 14 0 0 0 8 N/A 0 10 4 10 7 0 8

100 N/A

50 54

47 49

0 9

50 45

31 32

19 14

     

 

6  


Science

GRADE 5 5 5 8 8 8 11 11 11

Year 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012

% Students Tested 100 100 100 100 100

Easton % Proficient 93 77 73 75 92

State % Proficient 63 64 63 71 71

Exceeds 8 23 18 8 65

Meets 85 55 55 67 27

Partially Meets 8 18 27 25 4

Does Not Meet 0 5 0 0 4

100 100

38 56

41 44

7 4

31 52

31 30

31 13

           

 

7  


8  


9  


10  


11  


12  


13  


2012 report card