• April 09, 2019

             

    Dear Parents and Community Members:

    We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2017-18 educational progress for the Randels Elementary. 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 Rick Kalinin, Principal for assistance.

    The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site http://bit.ly/2Igb8Xc or you may review a copy in the main office at Randels.

    For the 2017-18 school year, schools were identified using new 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 three or more underperforming student subgroups. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state.  Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no label is given.

    Our school has not been given one of these labels.

    The Randels staff has examined student behavior data over the last three years and has found some correlation between increased behavior referrals and declining M-STEP proficiency levels (3rd grade ELA and math, 5th grade ELA and math, 5th grade social studies are slightly below state levels). This key challenge is being met with an intentional implementation of restorative practices, explicit teaching of behavior expectations and self-regulation, and teaching positive character traits.

    We appreciate the continued support of parents, staff and our community in this effort. Parents and community members can become involved at Randels in a variety of ways and include but are not limited to: Parent Teacher Organization, Title I, Expectations Committee, School Improvement Committee, bi-annual Parent/Teacher conferences, Afterschool program support, student mentoring and classroom volunteering.

    State law requires that we also report additional information.

    Students that live within the designated school boundaries are able to attend Randels Elementary School. Additionally, parents may complete forms for Internal Schools of Choice Application if they reside within the Carman Ainsworth School’s district boundaries. For families who are not residents of Carman Ainsworth Community Schools, they may apply through the district’s limited choice program.

    Randels Elementary School is in the fifth year of our School Improvement cycle. Randels is committed to continuous school improvement and has adopted a Professional Learning Community approach in order to fulfill this commitment. Randels has established school wide improvement goals through the Advanced process based on identified needs. Specific strategies for each grade level have been identified based on researched best practices to address these goals.

    Curriculum is developed and implemented based on the Common Core Standards. Information regarding the core curriculum is contained in grade level pacing guides and teacher provided parent information packets.

    Randels Elementary measures student achievement in multiple ways. On the M-STEP assessment, overall student proficiency levels are close to or above the state averages in most content and grade levels. The NWEA assessment has been utilized to determine annual student academic growth.

    Randels Elementary prides itself with communicating with parents and guardians as evident in the chart of participation at parent/teacher conferences held annually in the Fall and Spring.

    Parent/Teacher Conference Attendance

     

     

    Number of Parents

    Percent of Parents

    2016-2017

    Fall

    557

    95%

    2016-2017

    Spring

    541

    92%

    2017-2018

    Fall

    481

    91%

    2017-2018

    Spring

    473

    86%

     

    In closing, it is with great pride and enthusiasm that the entire staff and learning community of Randels Elementary present this report to you. Through our continuous dedication and devotion to our students and families, Randels will continue to be a leading educational institution within our community.

    Sincerely,

    Rick Kalinin, Principal

    Randels Elementary

     

    *Note TSI and ATS definitions were changed for the 2018-19 school year per federal requirements. The new definitions are:

    TSI- The school has at least one subgroup performing in the bottom 25% within each applicable accountability index component.

    ATS- The school has met the criteria for TSI identification and has at least one subgroup performing at the same level as a CSI school.

     

    A printable .pdf of the Randels AER is available here.