AER

To view Superintendent Wright's State of the District presentation, click on the link below.
2016 State of the District Presentation

 


April 22, 2016

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for the Homer Community School District 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 Superintendent Robert Wright for help if you need assistance.

The District AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following website Homer District AER (https://goo.gl/e1jh6I), or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at your child’s school. Each school will also communicate their own AER to parents directly.

The report contains the following information:

Student Assessment Data – Elementary or middle school assessment results on the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP), high school assessment results on the M-STEP component of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), and assessment results for students with disabilities on Michigan’s Alternative Assessment Program (MI-Access).

• Presents achievement data for all four tested subjects (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) compared to targets for all students as well as subgroups of students.

• Helps parents understand achievement progress within schools and compare these to district and state achievement.

Accountability Scorecard – Detail Data and Status

Due to the transition from MEAP tests to the M-Step test, the accountability portion of the AER is limited to assessment participation and graduation/attendance rates. Full accountability reporting will resume with the 2015-16 AER.

 

Teacher Quality 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).

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.

 

Parents are encouraged to become involved in their child’s educational experience by participating in both district-wide and building-wide events and committees. The fall open house, semi-annual parent-teacher conferences, the parent involvement committee (PIC), and the middle school CHAMPS parent club are great starting points for parental involvement.

Providing a balanced, well-rounded education for our students is the top priority of our school district. Our staff is committed to providing rigorous and relevant instruction that aligns with both state and national standards. The school improvement process for the district and in each building reflects our commitment to providing an encouraging and supportive learning environment so that all students can achieve excellence both in and out of the classroom.

Sincerely,

 

Robert Wright

Superintendent

 

To view other documents associated with the Annual Education Report, please visit the links below.

Homer District AER 2015

Lillian Fletcher AER Cover Letter 2015

Lillian Fletcher AER 2015

Homer Middle School AER Cover Letter 2015

Homer Middle School AER 2015

Homer High School AER Cover Letter 2015

Homer High School AER 2015