District Annual Report letter

  • May 22, 2018     

    Dear Parents and Community Members:

    We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2016-17 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 Anne Cron at 248.203.3066 for help if you need assistance.

    The BPS district AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following website https://goo.gl/fBdmJm, 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 – Includes the following three assessments: M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress), MI-Access (Alternate Assessment), and College Board SAT. Presents assessment information for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 and 11, and science for grades 4, 7, and 11, compared to state averages for all students as well as subgroups of students. The report helps users to understand achievement performance within grades and schools, and to make comparisons to district, state, and national achievement benchmarks.

    Accountability – Detail Data and Status
    The accountability portion of the AER includes assessment proficiency and participation rates, graduation or attendance rates, as well as accountability index values showing school performance on a 0-100 scale.

    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

    For the 2016-17 year, schools were identified using new definitions and labels as required in the Every Student succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has three or more underperforming student subgroups. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no status label is given. None of the schools within the district were given labels for the 2016-17 school year.

    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 with our students’ successes at the forefront. We thank the community for their input and engagement 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 248.203.3001. 

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Daniel Nerad
    2017-18 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.