February 16, 2017
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2015-16 educational progress for the Bridgman Public Schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by Federal and some requirements of State laws. Our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Shane M. Peters, Superintendent, for help if you need assistance.
The DISTRICT AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following website at www.bridgmanschools.com or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school. Each school will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.
These reports contain the following information:
Student Assessment Data – Includes the following three assessments: M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress), MI-Access (Alternate Assessment), and College Board SAT. Presents assessment information for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 and 11, and science for grades 4, 7, and 11, compared to state averages for all students as well as subgroups of students. The report helps users to understand achievement performance within grades and schools, and to make comparisons to district, state, and national achievement benchmarks.
Accountability Scorecard – Detail Data and Status
The accountability portion of the AER includes assessment proficiency and participation rates, graduation or attendance rates, as well as accountability scorecard status.
Teacher Qualification Data
- Identifies teacher qualifications at district and school levels
- Reports percentage of core academic classes taught by teachers not considered highly qualified to teach such classes
NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
- Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8
Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2016-17 year, no new Priority or Focus schools were named. New Reward schools were identified using school rankings and Beating the Odds information. A Reward school is one that has achieved one or more of the following distinctions: top 5% of schools on the Top-to- Bottom School Rankings, top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement metric), or “Beating the Odds” by outperforming the school’s predicted ranking and/or similar schools. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases no status label is given.
|School Name||Status Label||Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement|
|Bridgman Elementary School||No Label||Student Achievement Framework Model|
|F.C. Reed Middle School||No Label||Student Achievement Framework Model|
|Bridgman High School||Reward||Student Achievement Framework Model|
Bridgman Public Schools continues to use the Berrien Regional Educational Service Agency (BRESA) Student Achievement Framework Model. This model “identifies and implements educational practices that when systemically applied result in improved student outcomes” along with other Response to Intervention programs to help close the achievement gaps and assist all learners.
Bridgman Public Schools continues to produce academically strong students, provides competitive athletic programs, and a quality performing, visual and applied arts curriculum. The District continues to see an increase in M-Step and SAT scores. These scores have been consistently among the top in Berrien County.
We are pleased with our schools and students’ progress and accomplishments and are excited about our continuous improvement opportunities which allow ALL students to succeed.
Please contact me if you have questions or would like to discuss ways that we can continue to improve as a district.
Shane M. Peters, Superintendent
Bridgman Public Schools