• May 23, 2018      

    Dear Parents and Community Members:

    We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2016-17 educational progress for the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws. Our building staff is available to help you understand this information or you may contact Mrs. Cathy McGilvery, Assistant Superintendent, at 810-591-8246 for assistance.

    The Carman-Ainsworth AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site https://goo.gl/6j9Qv4, or you may review a copy at the Carman-Ainsworth Administration Building. Each school will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly and you may review a copy in their main office.

    These reports contain the following information:

    Student Assessment Data – Includes the following three assessments: M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress), MI-Access (Alternate Assessment), and College Board SAT and presents assessment information for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 and 11, and science for grades 4, 7, and 11, compared to state averages for all students as well as subgroups of students. The report helps users to understand achievement performance within grades and schools, and to make comparisons to district, state, and national achievement benchmarks.

    Accountability Scorecard – Detail Data and Status

    The accountability portion of the AER includes assessment proficiency and participation rates, graduation rates, on-track attendance rates, as well as accountability index values.

    Teacher Qualification 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

    Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2017-2018 year, Rankin Elementary was removed from the Focus School status. The School Support Category displays a support label if the selected school was identified for school support and improvement needs. We have one school, Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, identified for Targeted Support and Intervention. A school identified for Target Support and Intervention has one or two subgroups with index values at or below the highest Index value used to identify the bottom 5% of schools. Our middle school has been identified due to the subgroup, Students with Disabilities. Interventions are planned to address our need for improvement within our Students with Disabilities subgroup. Those schools with no additional supports from the MDE are represented as having no additional school support.

     

    SCHOOL NAME

     

    SCHOOL SUPPORT

     

    KEY INITIATIVE TO ACCELERATE ACHIEVEMENT

    Dillon Elementary

    None

    *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 (particular 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

    *After school support 

    *Culturally Proficient Instruction

    *Restorative Practices

    Dye Elementary

    None

    *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 (particular 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

    *After school support

    *Culturally Proficient Instruction

    *Restorative Practices


    Randels Elementary

    None

    *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 (particular 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

    *After school support

    *Culturally Proficient Instruction

    *Restorative Practices 

    Rankin Elementary

    None

    *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 (particular 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

    *After school support

    *Culturally Proficient Instruction

    *Restorative Practices

    Carman-Ainsworth Middle School

    Targeted Support and

    Intervention

    *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 (particular 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

    None

    *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 (particular 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

    As an entire district, we are proud of the academic achievement of our students. 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 will continue to pursue excellence and progress in our District Vision: “Working Together to Guarantee Learning for Every Student.”

    Sincerely,

    Cathy McGilvery

    Assistant Superintendent

     

    cm/sr