Wednesday, January 23, 2013
However, the district would still land in the top 3 percent of districts statewide and said it sees some positives in the new measures, which will be implemented fully this spring.
A new ratings system to be rolled out for Missouri’s schools would drop the Parkway School District from achieving a perfect score like it has in previous years, but it represents opportunities along with challenges for educators. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) In general, the idea behind the new rating system is to give district’s far more specifics on how they are performing. The previous system used 14 standards to measure a district’s accomplishment while the new one issues grades across a 140-point scale. The result is that even the highest-performing districts, such as Parkway, will face increased scrutiny as they try to measure up to the new system. Still, Parkway’s Coordinator of Student Assessment…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Parkway School District earned a perfect score in a recent report by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Town and Country and Manchester residents can brag about having a school district within their city that has earned accreditation with the highest standards since the last 11 years. The Parkway School District recently met all 14 accreditation standards set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Districts are graded by the state based on academic performance from the previous year. In order to be accredited, a district must meet at least nine of the 14 standards, MAP and ACT scores, Advanced Placement (AP) tests, and graduation and attendance rates among others. Parkway has maintained its accreditation score since the report began in 2001.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Patch has a breakdown of district performance on state tests in communication arts and math, check out Parkway and other area schools.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Released the 2010-11 results of the Missouri Assesment Program tests, which students take in third through eighth grade and in high school. This year, in order to meet state goals and make "Adequate Yearly Progress," Missouri schools had to have 72.5 percent of students test at grade level in math and 75.5 percent test at grade level in reading. See the full list of scores for each school in the state here. *The percent of students expected to score proficient or advanced on the state test in a given year.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The new method is meant to allow states to be able to compare themselves to one another.
Last week, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released high school graduation rates calculated using a new method. With the change in the way the rate is calculated, most districts in the state have a much lower rate than in the past. "The U.S. Department of Education is requiring (states) to report the new four-year rate so we can compare how Missouri is doing to our neighbors in Kansas and Illinois," said Leigh Ann Grant-Engle, assistant commissioner for the Office of Data System Management. "It’s another way to help us look at students and see if there's anything we need to do to provide them to help them graduate in four years." States are required to report graduation rate data to the U.S. Department …