Dear Parents and 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 the New Lothrop Area Public School District and our 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 Superintendent John Strycker for help if you need assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site www.newlothrop.k12.mi.us 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 or MEAP-Access)
Top to Bottom Ranking – Detail Data and Status
Information used to rank schools is based on the development of the Top to Bottom list of schools and their performance. Each school’s Top to Bottom ranking will be based on student achievement, student growth over time, school improvement over time and achievement gaps across all five tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing).
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) – Status
AYP Status is based on student participation and proficiency in mathematics and reading. Attendance targets must be met for elementary and middle schools and graduation rate targets must be met for high schools and districts.
Teacher Qualification Data
NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
For 2011-2012, New Lothrop Area Public Schools District made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in Mathematics and reading. All schools in the district also made AYP as well as met attendance and graduation rates.
I am pleased that our district met the standards of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in English language arts and mathematics. While meeting such standards, we will continue to strive for ongoing improvement in all that we do with the understanding that standards of excellence are more than simply test scores.
John Strycker, Superintendent