East Lynne #40 is Awarded "Distinction in Performance"
State education officials recently released final 2011 Annual Performance Reports for all public schools. The APR serves as the report card to the public on how well school districts and charter schools are meeting state standards for academic performance.
Over the past six years, most school districts across the state have increasingly performed well in meeting the state’s 14 performance standards for K-12 districts and 8 for K-8 districts, which include MAP scores, attendance and other student achievement measures. The accountability standards for public schools were last revised in 2006.
Based on the final APR scores, a total of 329 school districts out of 521 qualified for the state’s annual “Distinction in Performance” recognition. This recognition is reserved for K-12 school districts that meet at least 13 out of 14 performance standards and K-8 districts that meet at least six out of seven (EAST LYNNE MET SEVEN OUT OF SEVEN). Districts also must meet all academic standards tied to 2010-11 Missouri Assessment Program results.
The APR provides a five-year progress report and enables state and local school officials to monitor trends and ensure schools are serving their students’ educational needs. In addition to identifying schools that are performing well, the APR also reveals which schools are lagging behind and need extra assistance to improve instruction.
The APR has been part of the state’s school improvement program, which began in 1990. The academic performance results are used by the State Board of Education in accreditation determinations.
Click into the following link to view: State Performance List