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Superintendent's Message

Joe Price

Joe Price
ADM

School Report Cards

 

Under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) states are required to issue report cards to schools, including Lakeside Elementary and Somers Middle School.  The report cards show student performance on the Smarter, Balanced Assessment for Math and Reading, and the Montana CRT Science test.  They also report the percentage of students showing progress in Reading and Math, and the progress of any English Language Learners.  Finally, the cards report the percentage of students with at least 95% attendance for the year.    

 

Percentage Proficient & Advanced

LES

SMS

MT

Math

53%

43%

41%

Reading

57%

69%

50%

Science

76%

73%

60%

 

As shown in the table above, the percentage of District 29 students scoring Proficient & Advanced exceeded the state average in all tested subjects.  Compared to all Montana schools, 19% more of Somers students demonstrated proficiency in Reading, and 16% more Lakeside students demonstrated proficiency in Science.  Math remains a challenging area for all students, although Lakeside scored 12% better than the state.

 

The Student Achievement Progress scores are computed by converting the Smarter, Balanced scaled scores to z-scores based on the normal distribution of the scaled scores to allow for comparisons of each student’s test scores between grades.    

 

 

Percentage of students showing progress

LES

SMS

MT

Reading

47%

58%

50%

Math

60%

49%

50%

 

Our strongest areas of growth were Math at Lakeside and Reading at Somers.  District 29 did not have any students who were English Language Learners in 2017-18.

 

The School Attendance section of the report card is an area where comparing schools is somewhat difficult, due to the fact that there is no statewide definition of what constitutes an absence (i.e., if a student misses the first three hours of the day are they absent or tardy?).  In 2017-18, 36% of Lakeside students had at least 95% attendance, while 58% of Somers students met that standard.  Regardless of the local definition of “absence,” I think most would agree this is an area where we could do better.

 

Click the following links to see the report cards – LakesideSomers.




5/20/2019


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