Monroe Public Schools 2008-2009 NCLB Report Card
Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), school districts across the country must provide an annual report card that describes the district’s progress towards meeting the academic goals established by this law in the areas of mathematics and language arts.
The following Monroe Public Schools report card is for 2008-2009 and is part of the district Annual Report.
The NCLB Report Card provides information about student progress by presenting data for the student body as a whole and by various subgroups of students if there are at least thirty students in the subgroup. The numbers shown indicate the percentages of students who scored at the proficient levels of the MEAP for the year being reported. The state of Michigan has set target goals for achievement for each Mathematics and English Language Arts test at each level given. To determine how close a particular group of students is to reaching the goal, the percent of students in the two highest levels of the MEAP (level one and two) are added together. This is known as the percent proficient.
Adequate Yearly Progress
The goal of Monroe Public Schools is to increase this percent proficient for both mathematics and language arts for all students, including various subgroups of students, annually. To measure this annual progress, the district will be using a measure called Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Each state in the country is required to have this type of year-to-year measure of student progress. The NCLB Report Card indicates which schools made AYP in both mathematics and language arts and those that did not. In order for a school to make AYP, each subgroup of thirty or more students and the students as an aggregate must make AYP either by reaching the state target of the percent proficient (level 1 plus level 2) or by making what is called “safe harbor”. A school can make AYP through safe harbor if they can increase the number of students in the proficient levels by at least 10% even if they do not reach the target achievement goals.
Individual schools that receive federal Title I funds face sanctions if they do not make AYP for two consecutive years. These schools are determined to be “on improvement”. If a Title I school is put into “on improvement” status, parents whose children attend that school will receive separate notice regarding efforts the school is making to improve and what options are available to parents whose children attend that school.
The state Education YES! grade for each school is also listed. The Education YES! grade is a composite grade that takes into account the school’s AYP status, present MEAP status, the rate of change for that school on the MEAP from year to year for the past several years, and scores from a self study submitted to the Michigan Department of Education by each school.
For more detailed information regarding each school’s individual report card, you may go to the Michigan Department of Education Website at www.michigan.gov/mde. Copies of this report are available in hard copy at each school office.