Birmingham Public Schools

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District Annual Report letter

  • 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 Birmingham Public Schools 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 Marcia Wilkinson at 248.203.3026 for help if you need assistance.

    The BPS district AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site https://goo.gl/MhcF1q, 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 – 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 three tested subjects (English language arts, mathematics, and science) 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 Qualification 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)

    • Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8

    We are happy to share these results with our community and encourage you to visit the AER site and explore the data. We continue to work toward implementing and achieving the goals set in our Strategic Plan to with our students’ successes at the forefront. Our work is underway and we thank the community for the support and input they’ve provided along the way. To get involved in your school or the district, reach out to the main office of your child’s school or contact the Communications and Family Engagement department at 248.203.3026.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Daniel Nerad
    Superintendent

     

    NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

    The Board of Education is committed to maintaining a learning/working environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment. There will be no tolerance for discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or age. The District prohibits harassment and other forms of discrimination whether occurring at school, on District property, in a District vehicle, or at any District related activity or event. The Superintendent will designate compliance officers and develop and implement regulations for the reporting, investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination or harassment. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Students - Inquiries related to discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to: Executive Director of Specialized Instruction and Student Services, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000. Direct all other inquiries related to discrimination to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000.

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