• January 4, 2021

     

    Dear Parents and Community Members:

    We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2019-2020 educational progress for the Carman Ainsworth Community Schools and our schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws. Our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Mrs. Cathy McGilvery, Assistant Superintendent, at 810-591-8246 for help if you need assistance.

    The Carman-Ainsworth AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site   https://bit.ly/2WCcnpD, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school. Each school will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.

    These reports contain the following information:

    Student Assessment Data

    The student assessment data section is not included this year.  During the spring of 2019, schools closed and the MDE (Michigan Department of Education) submitted to the USED (United States Education Department) and was granted a waiver for spring state assessments.  Carman-Ainsworth buildings continue to use local data and historic data for decision making in 2020.

    Accountability

    The accountability portion of the AER includes only high school graduation rates for Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools.

    Teacher Qualification Data

    • Identifies the number and percentage of inexperienced teachers, principals, and other school leaders
    • Reports teachers who are teaching with emergency or provisional credentials
    • Includes teachers who are not teaching in the subject or field for which they are certified

     

    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

     

    Sec. 1003 School Improvement Funds

    • Provides information on schools identified to receive additional support.

    Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2019-2020 school year, schools were identified using definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has a student subgroup performing at the same level as the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state or has a graduation rate at or below 67%. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no status label is given.

     

    School Name

    Status Label

    Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement

    Dillon Elementary

    No label

    * Aligned curriculum with pacing guides to ensure consistency in what is taught and assessed across the district

    *School Improvement Plan aligned with District School Improvement Plan with a focus on Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy

    *Professional Learning Communities established to share and implement best practices for student learning

    *Comprehensive Tiered Response to Intervention System (MTSS)

    *Instructional Coach/Reading Interventionist

    *After school support 

    *Culturally Proficient Instruction & Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Professional Development 

    *Restorative Practices

    Dye Elementary

    No label

    *Aligned curriculum with pacing guides to ensure consistency in what is taught and assessed across the district

    *School Improvement Plan aligned with District School Improvement Plan with a focus on Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy

    *Professional Learning Communities established to share and implement best practices for student learning

    *Comprehensive Tiered Response to Intervention System

    *Instructional Coach/Reading Interventionist

    *After school support 

    *Culturally Proficient Instruction & Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Professional Development 

    *Restorative Practices

    Randels Elementary

    No label

    *Aligned curriculum with pacing guides to ensure consistency in what is taught and assessed across the district

    *School Improvement Plan aligned with District School Improvement Plan with a focus on Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy

    *Professional Learning Communities established to share and implement best practices for student learning

    *Comprehensive Tiered Response to Intervention System

    *Instructional Coach/Reading Interventionist

    *After school support 

    *Culturally Proficient Instruction & Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Professional Development 

    *Restorative Practices

    Rankin Elementary

    No label

    *Aligned curriculum with pacing guides to ensure consistency in what is taught and assessed across the district

    *School Improvement Plan aligned with District School Improvement Plan with a focus on Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy

    *Professional Learning Communities established to share and implement best practices for student learning

    *Comprehensive Tiered Response to Intervention System

    *Instructional Coach/Reading Interventionist

    *After school support 

    *Culturally Proficient Instruction & Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Professional Development 

    *Restorative Practices

     

     

    Carman-Ainsworth Middle School

    Targeted Support and Improvement

    *Aligned curriculum with common assessments to ensure consistency in what is taught and assessed across the district

    *School Improvement Plan aligned with District School Improvement Plan with a focus on building academic vocabulary this school year

    *Professional Learning Communities established to share and implement best practices for student learning

    *Comprehensive Tiered Response to Intervention System

    *Instructional Coach/Reading Interventionist

    *Adolescent Accelerated Reading Initiative

    *After school support 

    *Culturally Proficient Instruction

    *Restorative Practices

    Carman-Ainsworth High School

    No label

    *Aligned curriculum with common assessments to ensure consistency in what is taught and assessed across the district

    *School Improvement Plan aligned with District School Improvement Plan with a focus on building academic vocabulary this school year

    *Professional Learning Communities established to share and implement best practices for student learning

    *Comprehensive Tiered Response to Intervention System

    *Instructional Coach/Reading Interventionist

    *Adolescent Accelerated Reading Initiative

    *ACT Success Workshop

    *After school support 

    *Culturally Proficient Instruction

    *Restorative Practices

    Atlantis Alternative High School

    No label

    *School Improvement Plan aligned with District School Improvement Plan with a focus on building academic vocabulary this school year

    *Professional Learning Communities established to share and implement best practices for student learning

    *Accelerated learning opportunities for credit recovery

    *Reading/Math Interventionist

    * Culturally Proficient Instruction

    * Restorative Practices

     

    As an entire district, we are proud of the academic achievement of our student’s, and the strategies and initiatives that ensure students are learning at their highest capacity. Literally hundreds of adults in our school system, thousands of parents and guardians, and the entire community must work to assure that every student is able to meet their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. I want to personally thank all of those who work tirelessly to support our students! We invite all parents to join us in our pursuit of excellence and progress in our District Vision: “Working Together to Guarantee Learning for Every Student.”

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Cathy McGilvery

    Assistant Superintendent