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:
We currently have 15 students in grades 7 and 8 working above grade level. This is equivalent to 18% of the student population.
An area for improvement and call to action,
A challenge we face, in order to report accurate student achievement, is the number of students whose parents use their parental rights to opt their children out of MT State Assessment. The MT State Assessment is known as the SBAC and is a State and Federal Mandated test. The State is telling us that parents do not have an opt-out right. We believe, a more accurate tool would be our district MAP assessments, where nearly all students participate at benchmarks throughout the year instead of a one-time assessment.
- 95% of our parents opting students in for the mandated SBAC assessment
- Science MAP results for 7th grade from fall to spring show a decrease in proficiency from 79% to 73%.
MAPS DATA ON THE RISE:
Conrad Public Schools has used MAP Data for many years as a benchmark indicator for students. For the 2018-19 school year 7th grade language results grew from 66% in the fall to 73% proficient in the spring. Similarly, 8th grade language grew from 65% proficiency in the fall to 83% in the spring. 8th grade MAP Science shows an increase of 3% from fall to spring (extracted 5/3/19).
To see the 7-8 ESSA Report Card, please click the link below.
Thank you for engaging in education in our community,
Danele Dyer, 7-12 Principal Conrad Public Schools