East Jordan Public School District

Annual Education Report

A Great Place to Learn!

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2010-2011 educational progress for East Jordan Public Schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal law and some requirements of state law; however, our administrative staff is available to help you understand this information.

The AER for each school is available for you to review electronically on each school’s Web page or you may obtain a hard 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 at district and school levels.
  • Reports percentage core academic classes taught by teachers not considered highly qualified to teach such classes.

NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

  • NAEP administers a state level assessment in Mathematics and Reading every two years. The most current results are from the year 2009. NAEP results cannot be directly compared with MEAP results for the same grade. There are no national standards. NAEP uses a different assessment framework from Michigan. NAEP and MEAP define their performance level descriptions differently and performance levels do not correspond between the two assessments. NAEP is given in the Winter, MEAP is given in the Fall

In 2010-2011, all East Jordan Public Schools made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in English language arts and mathematics with the elementary school receiving an EDYES! grade of "A," the middle school receiving an EDYES! grade of "A" and the high school receiving an EDYES! grade of "B." Each building's Weblink includes a school-specific Annual Education Report which provides additional detail.

As always, our students are immersed in leading-edge opportunities designed and delivered by a caring, quality staff to best prepare them for successful participation at school, home, work, and society. East Jordan is a special place and our schools are proud to be a part of the community. We’re looking forward to all that lies ahead as we continue to work together, as a community, to improve the quality of education for all of our children.