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Springport Public Schools

A Proud Tradition, A Promising Future

Springport Public Schools      300 W. Main Street                                         517-857-3495            P.O. Box  100                                                                                                                                                         517-857-4179 (Fax)                Springport, MI 49284                                                                                                     

March 24, 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 Springport Elementary School.  The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws.  The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality.  If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Janis Sanford for assistance. 

The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site:

http://springportschools.net, or you may review a copy in the main office of your child’s school. 

This report includes Student Assessment Data

Student Assessment Data Summary – Elementary assessment results on the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-Step) and assessment results for students with disabilities on Michigan’s Alternative Assessment Program (MI-Access).   Springport Students scored above the state average in six of the eight categories.  The website has a detailed accounting of all subgroups. 

NWEA

Students take nationally normed tests called NWEA in literacy and math three times a year.  The results guide teachers while developing individualized instruction, setting student achievement goals and evaluating progress of students.  Parents are provided with their child’s results. 

Students are expected to achieve a year of growth as a minimum.  81% of all students experienced a year of growth or more in math based on NWEA results.  Each grade level has established an intervention time at least four days a week.  Based on standards based unit assessments, students are divided into 3 groups.  The groups are re-teach, practices and enrichment.  This multi-tiered system of support has helped more of our students to be successful.  The literacy assessment demonstrated that 69% of our students were experiencing a year of growth or more.  This data was a guide to help determine what additional resources were needed for students to reach grade level expectations.  The Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy kits were purchased and put into use in grade 1-5.  A program called GrapeSEED was also purchased for preschool and kindergarten.  This is an intensive oral language and listening program. 


NWEA MATH

2014

2014

2015

2015

Grade

% students 1+yrs.growth

% at or above target

% students 1+yrs.growth

% at or above target

Kindergarten

73

42

81

45

First

87

48

79

66

Second

55

63

86

67

Third

70

47

85

58

Fourth

88

53

84

57

Fifth

85

57

85

66

 

NWEA READING

2014

2014

2015

2015

Grade

% students

1+ yrs. growth

% at or

above target

% students

1+yrs growth

% at or

Above target

Kindergarten

77

34

68

45

First

73

46

69

28

Second

60

31

58

46

Third

70

21

64

48

Fourth

76

45

76

43

Fifth

48

25

79

54

The staff continues to work diligently to meet the academic needs of all students.  There has been ongoing professional development in math because of the adoption of a new math series.  Teachers have also been learning how to best utilize the leveled literacy kits, working with students that need intervention in reading and writing.  GrapeSEED has extensive professional development and classroom support to assist teachers with implementation.   

The goals established in the elementary are reading, writing and math.  Other core subjects are taught with a focus on strategies for reading informational text.  Goal details can be located in the School Improvement plan.  The link is on the website. 

The School Improvement Plan is reviewed and updated annually.  We are in the third year of a three year cycle.  The core curriculum is available in the elementary office. 

Springport Elementary is the only K-5 building in the district.  All students and their families are welcome in the positive nurturing school environment. 

Parents are an essential component of student success.  Many teachers meet with parents and their children before the start of the school year.  A “Meet the Teacher Night” is also held annually before the start of school.  Parents attend conferences in November and March.  91% of our parents attended conferences. 

The staff at Springport Elementary is dedicated to providing a safe, caring and exciting environment that allows all students to be successful learners.  We recognize the importance of parent involvement in education and will continue to develop programs that support and include parents.  We are committed to making a difference in the lives of all students. 

Sincerely,

Janis Sanford

Principal, Springport Elementary 

Last Modified on April 22, 2016
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