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    School AnnualEducation Report (AER) Cover Letter

     

     

     

    Date posted:  August 15, 2013

     

     

    Dear Parents and Community Members:

     

    We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2012-2013 educational progress for the Ojibwe Charter School.  The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws.  The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability and teacher quality.  If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Stephanie Vittitow for assistance.

     

    The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following website http://ojibwe.schoolwires.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=1 or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at your child’s school.

     

    The state has identified some schools with the status of Reward, Focus or Priority. A Reward school is one that is out performing other schools in achievement, growth, or is performing better than other schools with a similar student population. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap in 30% of its student achievement scores. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state.

     

    Our school has not been given one of these labels.

     

     

    The key challenges our school faces in regards to DATA presented in the AER are the fact that we do not have statistically significant data on any of our state reports due to small class sizes and sub groups.

     

    In order to address the needs of all students, we look at trend data in several areas. Data is collected at least three times per year and reviewed. MEAP data is utilized as well as Dibels, Aimsweb and scantron performance series for all students. We have a tiered system for intervention and needs are addressed for students based on what the data tells us.

     

    State law requires that we also report additional information.   

    1. PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL

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    1. THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

    -Our District (School) Improvement Plan was submitted by June 28, 2013. Our local school board will review and approve the plan during the August 19, 2013 regular school board meeting. Our district improvement plan will be posted to our school website following board approval.

    http://ojibwe.schoolwires.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

     

    1. IDENTIFY HOW TO ACCESS A COPY OF THE CORE CURRICULUM, A DESCRIPTION OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE VARIANCES FROM THE STATE’S MODEL

     Our school follows the state approved core curriculum. Curriculum documents can be found on the EUP ISD website. http://www.eup.k12.mi.us/site/Default.aspx?PageType=1&SiteID=1&ChannelID=19&DirectoryType=6

     

    1. THE AGGREGATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS FOR ANY LOCAL COMPETENCY TESTS OR NATIONALLY NORMED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS

     

    Reading Foundations 2012-2013 Gains (K/1)

     

    Student Count

    Mean SS

    SE of Mean SS

    Mean SS

    SE of Mean SS

    Mean SS Difference

    SE of Mean SS Difference

    10

    1506

    52

    1858

    82

    352

    79

     

              Reading 2012-2013Gains (2 – 11)

     

    Student Count

    Mean SS

    SE of Mean SS

    Mean SS

    SE of Mean SS

    Mean SS Difference

    SE of Mean SS Difference

    58

    2603

    54

    2790

    37

    187

    26

     

              Math 2012-2013Gains (K – 8)

     

    Student Count

    Mean SS

    SE of Mean SS

    Mean SS

    SE of Mean SS

    Mean SS Difference

    SE of Mean SS Difference

    56

    2228

      50

    2459

      43

    231

    19

     

    Algebra 2012-2013 Gains (9 & 11)

     

    Student Count

    Mean SS

    SE of Mean SS

    Mean SS

    SE of Mean SS

    Mean SS Difference

    SE of Mean SS Difference

    7

    5336

    26

    5400

    26

    64

    23

     

     

    Geometry 2012-2013 Gains (10)

     

    Student Count

    Mean SS

    SE of Mean SS

    Mean SS

    SE of Mean SS

    Mean SS Difference

    SE of Mean SS Difference

    3

    5393

    15

    5484

    6

    91

    14

     

     

    1. IDENTIFY THE NUMBER AND PERCENT OF STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

    We have a 95% parent teacher conference percentage rate.

     

    1. FOR HIGH SCHOOLS ONLY ALSO REPORT ON THE FOLLOWING:
      1. THE NUMBER AND PERCENT OF POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENTS (DUAL ENROLLMENT)

    We currently do not have any students who are dually enrolled in college classes.

      1. THE NUMBER OF COLLEGE EQUIVALENT COURSES OFFERED (AP/IB)

    We currently do not offer AP classes, but would be willing to do so when the need arises for our students who excel and have an unmet need through our regular curriculum. We have offered these classes in the past based on student need.

      1. THE NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN COLLEGE EQUIVALENT COURSES: 0
      2. THE NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS RECEIVING A SCORE LEADING TO COLLEGE CREDIT

     

     Our administrators, teachers and staff have been working very hard over the past several years to make sure that our student’s scores are increasing. We have a strong School Improvement Team with solid, data driven goals and measures to progress monitor those goals. We are confident that our students are at a level which is competitive with their peers throughout the state and will continue to make sure our students receive the best possible education.

     

     

    Sincerely,

     

    StephanieL. Vittitow

    Chief Administrative Officer

    OjibweCharter School