January 25, 2022
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2021-22 educational progress for Dye Elementary. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report typically contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Dye Elementary for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site, https://bit.ly/34UjQFz, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.
For the 2021-22 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 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 or has a graduation rate at or below 67%. Some schools were not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no label is given.
* Note TSI and ATS definitions were changed for the 2020-21 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.
Our school was identified as an ATS labeled school.
For the 2021-22 school year, Dye Elementary did receive MSTEP assessment data. We continue to use the evaluation data we received along with current NWEA and Lexia data to guide our instruction and interventions. We continue to show 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 offer school wide programming for our highest achieving students (HAL). We appreciate the continued support of parents, staff and community with this effort.
Parents and community members can be involved at Dye Elementary 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, Parent Council and Field Day. Our building works closely with the CRIM Foundation to incorporate Mindfulness and Yoga into our daily routines.
State law requires that we also report additional information.
- Students that live within the designated school boundaries are able to attend Dye 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.
- Dye Elementary School is in its eighth year of a new School Improvement cycle. Dye is committed to continuous school improvement. Dye has established school wide improvement goals through the MICIP process based on identified student needs. We have identified specific strategies for each grade level based on researched best practices to address these goals. We implemented these activities and strategies during the 2021-2022 school year.
- Dye Elementary has a highly qualified team of teachers that actively pursues educational excellence for all students. Our teachers work together in Professional Learning Community (PLC) continually to support our students’ achievement and academic growth.
- 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.
- Dye Elementary measures student achievement in multiple ways. We use the NWEA assessment to determine annual student academic growth.
- Dye Elementary prides itself on communicating with parents and guardians as evident in the chart of participation at parent teacher conferences held annually in the fall and spring. For the 2020-2021 school year, 83% (452) of Dye families attended fall conferences and 83% (499) families attended winter conferences. For the 2021-2022 school year, 90% (446) families attended fall conferences and 84% (416) families attended conferences. We have a building BAND app that we post information for families and individual teachers use platforms to communicate with families.
In closing, the entire staff and learning community of Dye 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. We will continue to look for ways to always improve and make Dye Elementary a leading educational environment for your students to grow academically and socially within our community.
Laura M. Garrison