May 1, 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 Rankin 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 Laura Garrison, Principal, at 591-4605 for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site https://goo.gl/E6y9ZN or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.
For the 2017-18 year, no new Priority or Focus schools were named; some Priority or Focus schools did exit their status because they met the exit criteria. New Reward schools were identified using school rankings and Beating the Odds information. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap between the highest and lowest achieving 30% of schools. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Reward school is one that has achieved one or more of the following distinctions: top 5% of schools on the Top-to-Bottom School Rankings, top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement metric), or “Beating the Odds” by outperforming the school’s predicted ranking and/or similar schools. Some schools were not identified with any of these labels. In these cases no label is given.
Our school has been removed from the focus school list. For the 2016-17 school year, Rankin Elementary received its third year of MSTEP assessment data. While we continue to be pleased with the growth in Math and are working to increase, our ELA scores so that we can surpass the Improvement rate of our peers. We are continuously working to improve in identified areas of weakness. We have continued to implement interventions to assist our lowest performing students as we work to close the gap. We appreciate the continued support of parents, staff and community with this effort. Parents and community members can be involved at Rankin in a variety of ways and include but are not limited to: Bi-Annual Parent Teacher conferences, Title 1 events, PBIS Committee, School Improvement Committee, Family Club, 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 Rankin Elementary School. Additionally, parents may complete forms for Internal Schools of Choice Application if they reside within the Carman Ainsworth Schools district boundaries. For families who are not residents of Carman Ainsworth Schools, they may apply through the district’s limited choice program.
- Rankin Elementary School is in its fourth year of a new School Improvement cycle. Rankin is committed to continuous school improvement. Rankin has established school wide improvement goals through the AdvancED process based on identified student needs. Specific strategies for each grade level have been identified based on researched best practices to address these goals. Activities and strategies are being implemented during the 2017-2018 school year.
- Rankin Elementary has a highly qualified team of teachers that actively pursues educational excellence for all students. Our teachers work together a Professional Learning Community (PLC) to continuously support our students’ achievement and academic growth.
- Curriculum is developed and implemented based on the Common Core Information regarding the core curriculum is contained in grade level pacing guides and teacher provided parent information packets.
- Rankin Elementary measures student achievement in multiple ways. The NWEA assessment has been utilized to determine annual student academic growth.
- Rankin 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.
In closing, the entire staff and learning community of Rankin Elementary present this report to you with enthusiasm and pride. We plan to continue to celebrate our accomplishments and dedication to our students and families and will continue to look for ways to always improve and make Rankin a leading educational environment for your students to grow academically and socially within our community.