August 23, 2012
To our Valued Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provided key information on the 2011-2012 educational progress for the West Bloomfield School District. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws; however, our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Dr. Robert A. Martin at 248.865,6478 or for help if you need assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site, www.wbsd.org , or you may review a copy in the office of any of our ten district buildings.
The report contains the following information:
Student Assessment Data – Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP), Michigan Merit Exam (MME), and Michigan’s Alternative Assessment Program (MI-Access)
- Presents achievement data for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 (MEAP), for grade 11 (MME) and science for grades 5 and 8 compared to targets for all students as well as various populations of students.
- Provides achievement data for English language arts, mathematics and science for students with significant disabilities (MI-Access) compared to targets for all students with disabilities as well as various populations of students.
- Helps readers understand achievement progress within schools and compare these to district and state achievement.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) – Detail Data and Status
Provides information from assessments, graduation and attendance rates and AYP status in relation to four criteria:
- The district must test 95% of students in total and in each required population of students.
- The district must attain achievement goals in English language arts and mathematics or reduce the percentage of students in the non-proficient category of achievement significantly (“safe harbor”) annually.
- The district must attain achievement goals for each population of students that has at least 30 students in the group.
- The district must meet or exceed the other academic indicators set by the state: graduation rate for high schools and attendance rate for elementary and middle schools.
Teacher Quality Data
- Identifies teacher qualifications at district and school levels.
- Reports percentage of core academic classes taught by teachers not considered highly qualified to teach such classes.
NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
- Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8.
- Cannot be compared with MEAP results for grades 4 and 8 because there are not national standards.
For 2011-2012, the West Bloomfield School District made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in English language arts and mathematics. All schools in the district also made AYP as well as met attendance and graduation rates. None of our schools were identified for school improvement, corrective action or restructuring. West Bloomfield did not make AYP for 2011-2012 in the area of students with disabilities and their graduation rate.
We are committed to continuous school improvement and advancing the West Bloomfield School District from great to extraordinary! We, the central administration, along with our cadre of excellent teachers and principals, dedicate ourselves to serving your student with respect and dignity in preparing them to be “their best for success in the world.”
In Service to the Students of the West Bloomfield School District,
Robert A. Martin, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction