September 6, 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 process for the DB-TC Area School District 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 Dr. Quarless, District Superintendent for help if you need assistance.
The AER MEAP scores are available for you to review electronically by clicking HERE or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at our 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 English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 (MEAP), for grade 11 (MME) and science for grades 5 and 8 compared to targets for all students as well as subgroups of students.
· Provides achievement data for English language arts, mathematics and science for students with significant disabilities (MI-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
Provides information from assessments, graduation and attendance rates and AYP status in relation to four criteria:
· The district must test 95% of students in total and in each required subgroup.
· The district must attain achievement goals in English language arts and mathematics or reduce the percentage of students in the non-proficient category of achievement significantly (“safe harbor”) annually.
· The district must attain achievement goals for each subgroup that has at least 30 students in the group.
· The district must meet or exceed the other academic indicators set by the state: graduation rate for high schools and attendance rate for elementary and middle schools.
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
For 2011-2012, the DB-TC Area Schools made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in English language arts and mathematics. All schools in the district also made AYP. None of our schools were identified for school improvement, corrective action or restructuring.
We are very proud to offer our students an extremely high quality education in the DB-TC Area Schools. Our staff possesses a level of caring, compassion and dedication that is unparalleled. We hope that our community is as proud of the job that the staff and students do on a daily basis.
Jan Quarless PhD.