ADAIR COUNTY R-II SCHOOL
205 West Dewey Street
Brashear, Missouri 63533
Telephone: (660) 323-5272 Fax: (660) 323-5250
SHELLY SHIPMAN BRENT DOOLIN
Superintendent K – 12 Principal
July 29, 2011
Dear Parent or Guardian,
The goal of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 is to ensure that all children in this country receive a quality education. Under NCLB, each state is required to assess all schools to determine if each school has made adequate yearly progress (AYP) toward meeting the academic testing standards and additional measures set by the state. AYP decisions are based on the results of state testing in communication arts and math and the school’s attendance rate or graduation rate. If the school has not made AYP for two consecutive years, it is considered “in need of improvement.”
Based on the results of the 2010-2011 academic testing in communication arts and math and the district’s/LEA’s attendance rate and graduation rate, the Adair Co. R-II Elementary did make adequate yearly progress. However, Adair Co. R-II Elementary must make adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years before exiting school improvement status. The district remains in a delayed status during the 2011-12 school year. During the 2009-10 school year the Adair Co. R-II Elementary did not make adequate yearly progress for the following reasons:
1. In grades 3 – 6, MAP scores in the area of Communication Arts did not meet the state minimum level of 67.4% of students in Proficient/Advanced levels. Our results were 45.9% in overall student population grades 3-6.
2. In grades 3 – 6, MAP scores across the State also did not meet the state minimum level. The State overall in Communication Arts grades 3 – 6 scored 53.6% of students in Proficient/Advanced levels.
Data is collected on the student population as a whole and also on subgroups within the building. Subgroups are those groups designated by DESE. These groups are counted when the group has 30 or more students within that group. (Free/Reduced; IEP students; etc.)
Because of this designation, the school is considered to be in Level 1 of School Improvement and must develop a plan for improvement. One important component of this plan will be parent involvement in both the development and implementation of the plan.
“School Choice” is also an option for those districts with two or more buildings serving the same population of students. This choice is not available for our district because we only have one elementary building in our district and therefore we are unable to offer public school choice.
We encourage you to become involved with your child’s school to support school improvement. If you would like to become more involved in your child’s school, please consider the following: attend student/parent involvement nights, maintain communication with your child’s teacher, and serve on parent/school committees. Other activities will be planned in accordance to our School Improvement Plan.