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Annual Report

The Annual Report for Ionia Public Schools includes the latest information on assessment data, Teacher Quality Data, School Programs, Parents and School Improvement goals and strategies.

District Annual Report

District School Improvement Plan Highlights

 

May 9, 2018

Dear Parents and Community,

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2015-16 educational progress for Ionia Public Schools and our individual schools.  The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws.  Our staff is available to help you understand this information.  Please contact Curriculum Director Jennifer Arnswald if you need assistance.

The District AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following website www.ioniaschools.org, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school. Each should will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.

These reports contain the following information:

Student Assessment Data- Includes the following three assessments: M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, MI-ACCESS (Alternative Assessment), and College Board SAT. Present assessment information for English Language Arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 and 11, and science for grades 4, 7 and 11, compared to state averages for all students as well as subgroups of students.  The report helps users to understand achievement performance within grades and schools and to make comparisons to district, state and national achievement benchmarks.


School Index Scores- Detail Data and Status

The accountability portion go the AER includes assessment proficiency and participation rates, school quality graduation or attendance rates, as well as school index support category.

Teacher Qualification Data

·         Identifies teacher qualifications at district and school levels.

·         Reports percentages 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 assessments in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8.

School Name

Status Label

Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement

Emerson Elementary

No Label

MIBLSI

Boyce Elementary

No Label

MIBLSI

Jefferson Elementary

No Label

MIBLSI

Rather Elementary

No Label

MIBLSI

No Label

No Label

MIBLSI

Ionia Middle School

No Label

MIBLSI

Ionia High School

No Label

MIBLSI

Douglas R. Welch High School

No Label

MIBLSI

 

Each of our buildings has a detailed school improvement plan which can also be accessed on our web site.  Please contact your building principals for specific information about your son/daughter’s school and their individual plans for improved academic achievement.

 

Sincerely,

Ronald Wilson
Superintendent