The Office of Instruction and Student Services is located in the Administration Building at:
1623 W. Sterns Road
Temperance, MI 48182
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF
INSTRUCTION & STUDENT SERVICES
Dr. Mark French
Student Information System Administrator, Pupil Accounting Coordinator, MSDS Data Collections, MEGS State and Federal programs, Days and Clock Hours, Graduation Dropout Report, Civil Rights Data Collection, UIC resolution
Kendra Zink, Secretary, 734-850-6028
Student registration, Schools of Choice application, hardship release, transfer requests, Young Fives (Developmental Kindergarten), Great Start Readiness, Preschool Speech, discipline hearings, assessment materials, elementary record requests, student handbooks, Kindergarten Expo
Gloria Trouten, Secretary, 734-850-6029
Receptionist, Staff professional development processing
The Office of Instructional and Student Services deals specifically with the academic needs of our students, as well as the accountability issues associated with the legalities of modern education. For your convenience, you will find the responsibilities of this office divided into two categories, as detailed below.
M-STEP - Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress
MME - Michigan Merit Exam
MI Access - Michigan Access Exam
ELPA - English Language Proficiency Exam
MLPP - Michigan Literacy Progress Profile
STAR reading and math
District Content Area Assessments
District Core Curriculum Committees: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies
Curriculum Adoption Process: Study proposals in core committee; recommendation from study; K-12 Curriculum Committee approval; Board approval/adoption.
Technology Staff oversight
Technology Committee: Review proposed curriculum software; BPS Technology Plan; Technology Training.
Administrative Curriculum Council: To develop and coordinate district initiatives.
County & District PD days
Coordinate / Facilitate Conference / ISD participation
Develop District Improvement Plan
Develop and submit Annual Education Report
Coordinate accreditation process
SPECIAL EDUCATION (Coordinates with the ISD to:)
Monitor/comply with Special Education Process for IEP (Individual Education Plan)
Monitor/comply with 504 Plan Laws
Monitor speech therapists
Coordinate RTI (Response to Intervention)
Long term suspensions/expulsions
STUDENT SERVICES RESPONSIBILITIES
Submit grant applications
Coordinate program compliance
- Title 1A Improving Basic Programs
- Section 31a - At risk
- Title 2A Professional Development
- Title IIIA Limited English Acquisition
- Great Start Readiness Program
- Title X - McKinney-Vento Homeless Students Assistance
Supervise district nurses / health aides
- Hearing & Vision screening
PUPIL & PROGRAM ACCOUNTING
Michigan Student Data Systems reporting
- Fall, Spring, and Year-end counts
- 10 supplemental program counts
- Clock hours/day of instruction compliance
- Graduation drop out report
- Office of Civil Rights/Title IX
Compliance with pupil accounting requirements
Annual affidavit update
Building transfers (Application for Transfer Form)
- Requests must be submitted no later than June 1 to your neighborhood school.
- Transfers will remain in effect for the remainder of the child’s elementary career subject to population growth.
- Application to return to your neighborhood school may be submitted after one year.
Schools of Choice applications
STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
TAC (Teacher Access Center) grading/attendance
HAC (Home Access Center) grade access
E-School - Electronic file of students' permanent records.
School Code Compliance
Board Policy Compliance
Due Process Notifications
SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES DETERMINATION
THE DISTRICT USES A PATTERN OF STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES PROCESS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF A SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY FOR ALL BUILDINGS AND ALL GRADES IN THE DISTRICT AND INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
1. The student does not achieve adequately for the student's age or to meet State approved grade-level standards in one or more of the areas identified at 34 CFR 300.309 (a) (1) (i) when provided with learning experiences and instruction appropriate for the student's age or State approved grade-level standards; and
2. The student exhibits a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in performance, achievement or both, relative to age, State approved grade-level standards, or intellectual development, that is determined by the Multifactored Evaluation Team to be relevant to the identification of a Specific Learning Disability, using appropriate assessments, consistent with the IDEA Evaluation Procedures and Additional Requirements for Evaluations and Reevaluations.
The Monroe County Intermediate School District, along with Bedford Public Schools, works collaboratively to identify and develop appropriate supports for students suspected of a disability.
For additional information please contact Shawna Landis, Regional Director of Special Education. Phone: 734-242-5799 ext 1700.
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AT BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MI SCHOOL DATA: Access to a wealth of data on Michigan's public school education system.
ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORTS (AER)
STATE ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS
State assessment scores from Spring 2019 have been released. Individual student results have been sent home. Information about the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) is also available on the Michigan Department of Education website at: www.michigan.gov/mstep. Eighth grade students took the PSAT in ELA and Math and Eleventh grade students also took the SAT. You are also welcome to reach out to your school principal with any questions about any of these assessments.
As with any summative standardized test, these assessments are one snapshot in time of how our students perform. We use data generated by these tests, in conjunction with other student assessment data gathered throughout the year, to look for ways to improve. Bedford's Balanced Assessment Team and school improvement efforts continuously focus on ways to improve the education for each of our students.
BPS EXCEED STATE AVERAGES IN M-STEP
In the Spring 2019 M-STEP online assessments at Bedford, we have exceeded the state averages in 15 of the 17 categories with the exception of 6th Grade and 7th Grade English Language Arts.
BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2018 M-STEP RESULTS (Percent Proficient)
STATE AVERAGE: 45.1
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 11.9 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 46.7
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 8.7 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 45.8
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 14.5 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 41.8
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 7.4 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 46.2
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 17.1 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 34.3
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 4.3 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 17.4
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 13.8 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 41.7
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: Below by 1.6 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 35.1
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 0.9 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 42.7
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: Below by 2.9 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 35.7
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 14 Percent Points
PSAT English/Language Arts
STATE AVERAGE: 61.9
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 6.9 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 41.4
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 9.6 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 28
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 11 Percent Points
Evidence Based Reading and Writing (Percentage of students meeting SAT college readiness benchmarks)
STATE AVERAGE: 55.3
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 8.6 Percent Points
Math (Percentage of students meeting SAT college readiness benchmarks)
STATE AVERAGE: 36.3
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 11.1 Percent Points
STATE AVERAGE: 46.6
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 0.1 Percent Points
In 2019, the juniors took the SAT. Our juniors averaged 1022.8 while the rest of the state was at 985.1. Monroe County students averaged 970.5. This reflects an increase of 13.1 points over the 2018 average score for Bedford juniors of 1009.7 while the rest of the state dropped from an average score of 1000.1 and the Monroe County average dropped from 987.3.