Sparta Area Schools
Annual Education Report
2015-16

Overview:

The following pages represent the Federal required components of the Annual Education Report for Sparta Area Schools.  This report is taken directly from information collected and prepared by the Michigan Department of Education.  These specific reports along with similar reports for all Michigna public schools can be accessed at https://www.mischooldata.org

This is the home page which outlines the Annual Education Report sections, legislative requirements and frequently asked questions for your information.  An attachment below offers AER information and links for your convenience.

The reports within this document are specific to Sparta Area Schools and are taken directly from the combined report on the AER website to include:  Student Assessment, AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) and Teacher Quality.  The combined report links are available in the 2015-16 Annual Report Cover Letter.

Descriptions of each Section:

Student Assessment:  This report presents assessment information for English language arts and mathematics for grade 3 to 8 and 11 compared to targets for all students as well as subgroups of students.  The report helps users understand achievement progress within grade and schools. and to make comparisons to district, state and national achievement benchmarks.

Accountability Scorecard: Uses information from assessments, graduation and attendance rates to determine if the school and district are meeting accountability targets. Here you can identify how well your school and district are serving the overall academic needs of students. Accountability data for the 2014-15 school year will not include: school/district-level proficiency targets or final accountability outcomes due to Michigan's transition to the M-STEP. Full accountability information will resume being a part of the Annual Education Report starting with 2015-16 data. More information about the Accountability Scorecards is available at: http://www.michigan.gov/schoolscorecard

Teacher/Paraprofessional Quality:  This report identifies teachers and where appropriate, paraprofessionals qualifications in relation to requrements.  Here you can find how many teacher/paraprofessionals in a school, district or across the state possess specific qualifications.  Parents can contact the administrative office should they desire to review the credentials of a teacher.

Should you have any questions regarding the Annual Education Reports, please contact the Assistant Superintendent, Mark Kasmer at your convenience.  Phone: 616-887-7359 or Email:  mark.kasmer@spartaschools.org

Your interest, consideration and time is valued and appreciated.

2015-2016 Annual Report Cover Letter

2015-2016 Annual Report Cover Letter - Spanish

Annual Education Report Information and Links

2015-2016 PA 25/451 Report

2015-2016 K-2 Assessment Data