March 12, 2019
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2017-18 educational progress for the Bridgman Public Schools and our 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 Bridgman Public Schools is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site http://bit.ly/2VT2jq0, 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 MI-Access 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 – Detail Data and Status
The accountability portion of the AER includes assessment proficiency and participation rates, graduation or attendance rates, as well as accountability index values showing school performance on a 0-100 scale.
Teacher Qualification Data
- Identifies the number and percentage of inexperienced teachers, principals, and other school leaders Reports teachers who are teaching with emergency or provisional credentials
- Includes teachers who are not teaching in the subject or field for which they are certified
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
Civil Rights Data
- Provides information on school quality, climate and safety
Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2017-18 school year, schools were identified using definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has three or more underperforming student subgroups. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state or has a graduation rate at or below 67%. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no status label is given.
* Note TSI and ATS definitions were changed for the 2018-19 school year per federal requirements. The new definitions are:
TSI – The school has at least one subgroup performing in the bottom 25% within each applicable accountability index component.
ATS – The school has met the criteria for TSI identification and has at least one subgroup performing at the same level as a CSI school.
<LIST ALL SCHOOLS>
<IDENTIFY TSI, ATS, CSI AND NO LABEL SCHOOLS>
Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement
<IDENTIFY THE KEY INITIATIVE>
|Bridgman Elementary School||No Label||Kagan Structures, Wintime, Reading Plus, & **|
|F.C. Reed Middle School||No Label||Kagan Structures, Reading Plus, Aleks, & **|
|Bridgman High School||No Label||Kagan Structures, Albert, Aleks, & **|
** 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