Pinconning Area Schools

Instructional Services

“Home of the Spartans”

District Annual Education Report (AER) Cover Letter

April 20, 2018        

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2016-17 educational progress for the Pinconning Area 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 Mark Fuhrman, Director of Instructional Services for help if you need assistance.

The DISTRICT AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web https://goo.gl/WS1g99 or you may review a copy in the District Administration Office.  Each school 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 (Alternate Assessment), and College Board SAT. Presents 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.

Accountability – Detail Data and Status

The accountability portion of the AER includes assessment proficiency and participation rates, graduation or attendance rates, as well as accountability index values showing school performance on a 0-100 scale.


Teacher Qualification Data

NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

Review the table below listing our schools.  For the 2016-17 school year, schools were identified using new definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has three or more underperforming student subgroups. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no status label is given.

School Name

Status Label

Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement

Pinconning High School

No Label

NA

Pinconning Middle School

No Label

NA

Pinconning Central

No Label

NA

Linwood

No Label

NA

Pinconning Area School students have had a long history of strong academic achievement.  Our students bring a wide variety of talents and skills to the classroom.  We congratulate our students for their high academic achievement.  We all realize students don’t achieve these accomplishments without the large and varied team who work incredibly hard to bring about student success—parents, community and an extremely dedicated teaching, administrative and support staff.  We look forward to the opportunity to prepare our students as they seek to gain the skills and education necessary to be successful in the ever-changing 21st Century workplace.  Our school district is working hard to keep pace with the dramatic advancements in our world and global economy.   We believe it is appropriate to raise standards to the level of other states and nations, if we are to remain globally competitive in today’s knowledge economy.  We know every parent wants his/her child to be as successful as possible, just as we do.  We at Pinconning Area Schools believe that our Vision and Mission will lead us in this direction.  A vision of students, staff, parents and community members working together to establish a dynamic learning environment for the achievement of all students guides our decision making efforts to allocate resources to high need areas.  Our mission is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be successful.

Sincerely,

Michael J. Vieau

Michael J. Vieau, Superintendent

Pinconning Area Schools