Dear Families and Community Members,
As required by the Department of Education and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) a report card is being generated by the Montana Office of Public Instruction for each school and district. There will also be a state report card sharing aggregate data. The purpose of the federal law is to ensure transparency of school performance to families and community members. The report cards can be found on local school websites and the state website or made available upon request at your local school. There is further information for families and community members to explain the report card and ESSA on the Report Card Information for Families page.
We are proud to share:
- Meadowlark 3rd Grade Students improved from 41% of students at proficient levels in 2017 to 54% of students at proficient levels for the Spring of 2018 in Mathematics. This score is 14% higher than the state’s average.
- Meadowlark 3rd Grade Students improved from 44% of students at proficient levels in 2017 to 62% of students at proficient levels for the Spring of 2018 in Reading. This score is 12% higher than the state’s average.
An area for improvement and call to action:
- 43% of students were in attendance at least 95% attendance for the entire school year, this is below the state average of 47%. For the 2018-2019 school year our school has been sending letters to families for awareness of the importance of school attendance and the long-term consequences of chronic absenteeism. We will work as a staff in coordination with parents to see how we can emphasize the regular attendance at school as a positive.
- Of course, we will look to continue improvement in all academic areas and continue making intentional decisions on student support systems so students of all abilities demonstrate growth.
Local data to share:
- In looking at longitudinal data with our district assessment system, Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), 3rd grade students scored 10 RIT points higher than 3rd Grade students from 9 years ago in Reading, reflecting as at least one-grade level increase.
- In Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) 3rd Grade students also scored 6 RIT points higher than 3rd grade students from 9 years ago in Math, reflecting as a half-grade level increase.
To look at Meadowlark's report card, please click the link below:
Thank you for engaging in education in our community,
Principal Marie Judisch