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Annual Education Report

 
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SAULT STE. MARIE
AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
876 MARQUETTE AVENUE / SAULT STE MARIE, MI 49783
PHONE 906-635-6609 - FAX 906-635-6642 
 
 
The Annual Education Report (AER) provides key information on the 2015-16 educational progress for our district and our schools. It addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws. You may review this report online at Sault Ste. Marie Area Public Schools Annual Education Report  or you may receive a copy in the main office at your child's school.
 
The AER contains the following information:
 

Student Assessment Data

Elementary or middle school assessment results on the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP), high school assessment results on the M-STEP component of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), and assessment results for students with disabilities on Michigan's Alternative Assessment Program (MI-Access).
  • Presents achievement data for all four tested subjects (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) compared to targets for all students as well as subgroups of students
  • Helps parents understand achievement progress within schools and compare these to district and state achievement
 

Teacher Qualification 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 

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

  • Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8
School Designation Status Acceleration Area of Focus
Lincoln Elementary   Math and Reading Intervention Program
Malcolm High School   Positive Behavior Support
Sault Area High School  Focus School (Retained) Intervention Math and Reading Labs
Sault Area Middle School   Reading Intervention Achieve3000
Soo Township Elementary   Math Recovery
Washington Elementary  Reward School Math and Reading Intervention
 

School Improvement Plan

The district is in year two of a five year plan to improve achievement in all four core academic areas. The district continues to exceed state average and the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District (EUPISD) as a whole in most areas of the curriculum. Teachers are organized into Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to ensure all students are receiving quality instruction in a caring classroom environment. We continue to offer a full range of services such as Advance Placement (AP), Career and Technical Education (CTE), Dual Enrollment and online learning.
 

District Assessments

Our district administers the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment for students in grades 2-11 and MAP for Primary Grades (MPG) in grades K and 1. The assessments are given three times per year and are used to determine curricular needs of the student. In addition, grade level specific assessments are used to determine reading and math levels. Thee assessments create a road-map for teachers to help all students achieve their maximum potential.
 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Our district continues to get over 90% participation at grades K-5 and nearly 60% attendance in the fall for grades 6-12. We always encourage parents to connect with our staff throughout the year or check grades and attendance in the Illuminate Student Portal.
 
To receive a copy of assessment matrix or for help in understanding this information, contact:
Ms. Amy Scott-Kronemeyer
Director of Student Achievement
906-632-5653
 



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