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NCLB District Improvement Letter

 

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, each state is required to assess all school districts/local education agencies (LEAs) to determine if each district/LEA 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 district’s/LEAs attendance rate and graduation rate. If the district/LEA has not made AYP for two consecutive years in any one of the four areas, 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 Winfield R-IV School District did not make adequate yearly progress for the following reasons:

  1. The State Adequacy target for Communication Arts was 75.5% proficient or advanced.  Our District had 52.4% of its students scoring proficient or advanced.
  2. The State Adequacy target for Math was 72.5% proficient or advanced.  Our district had 42.9% of its students scoring proficient or advanced. 

 

Because this is the third year of this designation, the district/LEA is considered to be in Level 3 of District/LEA Improvement, Corrective Action. We will evaluate and update the plan for improvement that has been developed. One important component of this plan is parent involvement in the implementation of the plan. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will review the district’s progress toward meeting the goals and objectives of the plan and may impose additional sanctions.

You can also help by increasing your understanding of the assessment, understanding the importance of good attendance and graduating from school, visiting schools and becoming a volunteer, and engaging in reading and math strategies at home.

Information about No Child Left Behind and what parents can do to improve student achievement can be found at: http://www.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml.

 

Sincerely,

Ronda Haight

Director of Special Services 

No Child Left Behind

THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT OF 2001

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Our district is required to inform you of certain information that you, according to The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110), have the right to know.  Upon your request, our district is required to provide to you in a timely manner, the following information:

䀀٠Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

䀀٠Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

䀀٠Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

䀀٠What baccalaureate degree major the teacher has and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification.

In addition to the information that parents may request, districts must provide to each individual parent

䀀٠Information on the achievement level of the parent’s child in each of the state academic assessments as required under this part; and

䀀٠Timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.