Office Of The Superintendent
Oak Park School District Administration Office
Oak Park, MI. 48237
Ph: 248.336.7705 Fax: 248.336.7778
Dr. Daveda Colbert
August 15, 2012
Dear Parents & Community Members,
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2011-2012 educational progress for Oak Park Schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws; however, our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Stan Trompeter, Executive Director of Curriculum and Title Programs, (248) 336-7712, for any assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site http://www.oakparkschools.org or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at your child’s school.
The report contains the following information:
Student Assessment Data – Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP), Michigan Merit Exam (MME), and Michigan’s Alternative Assessment Program (MI-Access)
- Presents achievement data for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 (MEAP), for grade 11 (MME) and science for grades 5 and 8 compared to targets for all students as well as subgroups of students
- Provides achievement data for English language arts, mathematics and science for students with significant disabilities (MI-Access) compared to targets for all students with disabilities as well as subgroups of students
- Helps readers understand achievement progress within schools and compare these to district and state achievement
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) – Detail Data and Status
Provides information from assessments, graduation and attendance rates and AYP status in relation to four criteria:
- The district must test 95% of students in total and in each required subgroup
- The district must attain achievement goals in English language arts and mathematics or reduce the percentage of students in the non-proficient category of achievement significantly (“safe harbor”) annually
- The district must attain achievement goals for each subgroup that has at least 30 students in the group
- The district must meet or exceed the other academic indicators set by the state: graduation rate for high schools and attendance rate for elementary and middle schools
Teacher Quality Data
- Identifies teacher qualifications at district and school levels
- Reports percentage of core academic classes taught by teachers not considered highly qualified to teach such classes
NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
- Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8
- Cannot be compared with MEAP results for grades 4 and 8 because there are no national standards.
For 2011-2012, the Oak Park School District did not make adequate yearly progress (AYP). However, Key Elementary School met AYP.
Einstein and Pepper Elementary Schools did not make AYP due to the subgroup of students with disabilities not meeting the required target for proficiency in Reading only. All students met the targets for participation and proficiency in ELA and Math, except for the subgroup listed above who again did not meet the proficiency in Reading only. The subgroup met the participation target and the proficiency in Math target.
Oak Park Preparatory Academy did not make AYP due to the subgroup of students with disabilities not meeting the participation in Math only. The goal again is 95% and they reached 94.1% in Math (that equates to one student). All other students met the required targets for proficiency in ELA and Math, including the students with disabilities. They are working with the transformation model to increase student performance, and it is making a tremendous difference academically.
Oak Park High School did not make AYP due to the participation rate not meeting the target of 95%. They had 89% participation, which was an increase from the year before where they only tested 74%, but again, they must reach 95%. Students met the required targets for proficiency in ELA and Math while working under the turn-around model of the School Improvement Grant (SIG) to improve student achievement. Their scores have improved. They must continue to reach the goal of participation at 95% or higher for the 11th grade population. They will continue to work toward their goal of meeting AYP every year.
During the year, a district-wide team approach was used to support the needs of students who are struggling academically. Additionally, the district has identified and implemented specific benchmark assessments and instructional strategies designed to improve student achievement in the identified areas to ensure adequate yearly progress is met by all students.
I want to acknowledge each of our staff members for their increased utilization of data to inform instruction and their dedication to ensure an exemplary education for each student in our district.
Daveda J. Colbert
Daveda J. Colbert, Ph.D.
School Annual Reports
- Einstein Elementary
- Key Elementary
- Pepper Elementary
- NOVA of Oak Park
- Oak Park Preparatory Academy
- Oak Park Alternative Education Center
- Oak Park High School