Bedford Junior High School Annual Education Report (AER)
August 9, 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 progress for Bedford Junior High. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact the school for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting this web site or you may review a copy from the principal’s office at your child’s school.
For 2011-2012, Bedford Junior High made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in English language arts and mathematics. While we are pleased to have reached this important goal, we are continuously working to improve. We appreciate the continued support of parents, staff and our community in this effort.
State law requires that we also report the following additional information.
PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL
Bedford Public schools has one junior high school that students from our elementary schools enroll in each fall. All students attending BPS go to Bedford Junior High School. Students seeking Schools-of-Choice within Monroe County may enroll according to the guidelines. Specific special education programs are housed in various elementary buildings throughout the building.
THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMMPROVEMENT PLAN
The 2011-2012 school year saw numerous school improvement measures within the Bedford Public School District. Bedford Public Schools accomplished the major feat of receiving district wide accreditation in all seven global standards. The 2011-2012 school year represents the first year of a five year district wide school improvement cycle. The 5 year cycle includes efforts to address recommendations from the Quality Assurance Team visit and the new district wide goals.
- All students will improve their ability to solve problems in the numbers and operations strand.
- All students will improve their ability to infer in reading.
- All students will improve their ability in the area of Physical Science.
- All students will be able to effectively communicate their ideas in writing through a variety of genre.
- All students will demonstrate responsible behavior in the school environment.
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH SPECIALIZED SCHOOL
There are no specialized schools at the junior high level.
IDENTIFY HOW TO ACCESS A COPY OF THE CORE CURRICULUM
Parents are provided a copy of the Grade Level Content Expectations annually. Copies of the core curriculum are available through the principal’s office and at the Michigan Department of Education website:
Our curriculum is aligned and implemented according to the Michigan Curriculum Framework.
AGGREGATE STUDENT ACHEIVEMENT RESULTS FOR ANY LOCAL COMPETENCY TESTS OR NATIONALLY NORMED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS
Bedford Junior High uses a variety of ways to measure and report on student progress and achievement. Developmental progress is recorded through samples of student work, teacher observations, ACT Explore Test, Building Common Core (Math, English, Science, & Social Studies) Assessments, and the MEAP. Detailed MEAP information is provided through the link in paragraph one.
IDENTIFY THE NUMBER AND PERCENT OF STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Bedford Junior High School is a safe, orderly, effective, and exciting environment, due in large part to the involvement of our parent body. The 11/12 school year had approximately 90% of our families represented at each of two open houses, and approximately 60% of our parents attend parent-teacher conferences.
We are proud of the professional team of individuals who provide instruction and the achievement of our students. We are looking forward to additional growth in student accomplishments in the 2012-2013 school year.