ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT

Roland-Story Community School District

Annual Progress Report Summary for 2014-2015

 

The mission of the Roland-Story Community School District is to build a foundation of lifelong learning for our students, families, and communities.The 2014-2015 Annual Progress Report Summary provides community stakeholders access to information demonstrating how the district makes progress in achieving this mission. It is meant to provide a brief overview and includes examples.

 

Roland-Story High School- Providing the tools for success in a global society.

 

Roland-Story Middle School- Shaping learners for today and tomorrow.

 

Roland-Story Elementary School- Laying the foundation and showing the way.

 

Long Term Goals for Math, Reading and Science

 

By 2015, all students will be proficient in reading, math, science, and language arts as measured by the Iowa Assessments. The district will continue to make progress toward this end at a rate that meets the trajectory schedule established by the Iowa Department of Education. All subgroups of students will be measured and will meet state standards established for these groups.

 

Results of the Annual Goals for 2014-2015

 

  • Reading: The percentage of students growing at or above the expected average rate in reading for 2015 will increase when compared to the 2014 scores on the Iowa Assessments. These increases are matched cohort comparisons for grades 4-11. Each student’s 2014 score is compared to their 2015 score.

    • The percentage of students district-wide who progressed at the average growth rate was 66.6% in 2014, and 64.4% in 2015. It went down slightly from 2014 to 2015, but is still above the national average. The percentage actually grew in several grade levels, but it did not average out to show a significant amount of growth district-wide. In the future, the goal will be to look at total percentage proficiency of the group as a whole rather than comparing individuals to their own scores from year to year.

  • Math:  The percentage of students growing at or above the expected average rate in math for 2015 will increase when compared to the 2014 scores on the Iowa Assessments. These increases are matched cohort comparisons for grades 4-11. Each student’s 2014 score is compared to their 2015 score.

    • The percentage of students progressing at an average growth rate in mathematics was 63.3% in 2014, and in 2015 it was 67.2%.

  • Science:  The percentage of students growing at or above the expected average rate in science for 2015 will increase when compared to the 2014 scores on the Iowa Assessments. These increases are matched cohort comparisons for grades 4-11. Each student’s 2014 score is compared to their 2015 score.

    • The percentage of students who progressed at the average growth rate in science was 47.9% in 2014, and in 2015 it was 63.2%.

 

Annual Goals for 2015-2016

 

  • Reading: The percentage of students proficient on the Iowa Assessments for Reading in grades 3-11 in 2015-16 will be greater than the percentage of students proficient in grades 3-11 in 2014-2015. In 2014-2015, the percentage of students proficient in reading was 83.7%.

  • Math: The percentage of students proficient on the Iowa Assessments for Math in grades 3-11 in 2015-2016 will be greater than the percentage of students proficient in grades 3-11 in 2014-2015. In 2014-2015, the percentage of students proficient in math was 84.3%.

  • Science: The percentage of students proficient on the Iowa Assessments for Science in grades 3-11 in 2015-2016 will be greater than the percentage of students proficient in grades 3-11 in 2014-2015. In 2014-2015, the percentage of students proficient was 87.1%.

 

Learning Environment

 

The middle school collects information on behavior and sets goals based on referrals. The high school collects information on attendance and requests for additional help via seminar as well as number of Fs received. At the middle school in the 2014-2015 school year, 93.81% of students had 0-2 office referrals. This met and exceeded the goal of 93%. 5.31% of students had 3-5 office referrals. 0.88% had 6+ office referrals. The middle school staff and students were pleased with these numbers. In total, 165 office referrals were given out. This is less than one per day. The middle school practices PBIS, and there were over 60 Norse Notes (positive reinforcement for behavior) given out for every office referral given. The goal was 5 to 1, so this was exceeded significantly. At the high school during the 2014-2015 school year, the number of Fs decreased from 35 Fs to 14 Fs. The attendance rate improved and the graduation rate for 2014 was over 97%. The dropout rate was 0.61%. Both the graduation and dropout rate are below state average. Seminar seems to be helping students pass classes and be more successful in school. The percentage of seniors in the district who intend to pursue post-secondary education/training upon graduation is nearly 82%.

 

Summary


During the 2014-2015 school year, the district has continued to demonstrate progress toward both academic goals and goals affecting the learning environment.

Annual Goals for 2016-2017

The percentage of students proficient on the Iowa Assessments for reading in grades 3-11 in 2017-2018 will be greater than the percentage of students proficient in 2016-2017. The percentage of students proficient on the Iowa Assessments in math in grades 3-11 for 2017-2018 will be greater than the percentage of students proficient in grades 3-11 in 2016-2017. The percentage of students proficient on the Iowa Assessments for science in grades 3-11 in 2017-2018 will be greater than the percentage of students proficient in grades 3-11 in 2016-2017.

 

Sugested 2017-2018 Annual Goals

 

The percentage of students proficient on the Iowa Assessments for reading in grades 3-11 in 2017-2018 will be greater than the percentage of students proficient in 2016-2017. The percentage of students proficient on the Iowa Assessments in math in grades 3-11 for 2017-2018 will be greater than the percentage of students proficient in grades 3-11 in 2016-2017. The percentage of students proficient on the Iowa Assessments for science in grades 3-11 in 2017-2018 will be greater than the percentage of students proficient in grades 3-11 in 2016-2017.

*the goal remains the same as the 2016-2017 goal

 

For access to a more detailed report, please visit http://reports.educateiowa.gov .