Annual Education Report
August 10, 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 Jackman Road Elementary. 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 our school.
For 2011-2012, Jackman Road Elementary 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 had four elementary schools. Students are assigned according to these geographic locations. Consideration is given to transfer requests within the district based on school preference. Students seeking Schools-of-Choice within Monroe County may enroll according to the guidelines. Young Fives and specific special education programs are housed in various elementary buildings throughout the district.
THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMMPROVEMENT PLAN
The 2011-2012 school year was the second year of our newly created district-wide school improvement plan. In 2010-2011 Bedford Public Schools was awarded district wide accreditation in all seven global standards. As a result of our Quality Assurance Review, we made adjustments to our plan. We continue to focus on the alignment of our curriculum to district common assessments and the Common Core State Standards.
- All students will improve their ability to infer in reading.
- All students will improve their ability to solve problems in the number system and operation strand.
- All students will be able to effectively communicate their ideas in writing through a
variety of genre.
- All students will demonstrate responsible behavior to improve the learning environment.
- All students will improve their ability in the area of physical science.
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH SPECIALIZED SCHOOL
There are no specialized schools at the elementary level.
IDENTIFY HOW TO ACCESS A COPY OF THE CORE CURRICULUM
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
Jackman Road Elementary 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, Michigan Literacy Progress Profile (MLPP), District Common Math Assessments, and the MEAP. Detailed MEAP information is provided through the link in paragraph one. Local competency information for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 is available through the building reading specialist.
IDENTIFY THE NUMBER AND PERCENT OF STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
We value the ongoing participation and support of our parents. Parent-teachers conferences were attended by 99% (2010-2011) and 98% (2011-2012) of our parents.
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.
Sherry A. Farnan, Principal