Macks Creek R-V School District's 2019 Annual Performance Report (APR)
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
We are proud of our students! This year’s APR, which compares
student performance last year with the previous two years, reveals Macks Creek
Students are learning and growing. Our school is appreciative of our entire
school community for supporting and encouraging our students!
In the area of Academic
Achievement, students in grades 4 – 8 are exceeding growth expectations in English
Language Arts (ELA). These same students are on-track in regards to
growth targets in Mathematics. Sub-Group Achievement is the same story,
students are exceeding growth expectations in ELA and are on-track in Math.
In College and Career Readiness
(CCR), APR measures indicate our students are on-track in preparation to enter
the workforce or pursue a college degree. These same students are also on
target when it comes to earning advanced or vocational credits. Additionally,
90.4% of our graduates are employed, in the military, or seeking further
education six months after graduation (which is on target).
Macks Creek School is thankful
to our parents who ensure their children are in regular attendance at school.
We are proud of our 95.1% attendance rating which is considered on
target. Lastly, we are proud of our 100% graduation rate which is also on
While we are encouraged by many
things our APR data reveals we are doing well, we are also challenged to
improve upon areas where data shows we can be more effective. In some
instances the APR indicates the performance of students in grades 4 – 8, when
they took the MAP test last year, wasn’t’ quite high enough to be considered
on-track. In these instances student scores were at or slightly below the state
average. Realizing our sample size is small within each grade level and the
performance of a single student weighs heavily on the percentage, we are deeply
analyzing the data. In turn, we are making adjustments to ensure these
same students will perform better on this measure next school year. The
last area of improvement, which evaluates growth over last year, is also
difficult to interpret when one considers small graduation classes or small
groups of students taking an assessment. An additional consideration is when
prior year performance is very high, even a slight reduction cannot be measured
as growth. For example, with our graduation rate at 100% this year, we
did not show any gains over past years (which were also 100%) and the APR
reports 0% progress in this area.
In light of our APR and in accordance with our mission (Inspiring
success: every child, every chance, every day!), Macks Creek School recently
entered into a partnership with the Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education (DESE). This joint effort, known as District Continuous
Improvement (DCI) will provide our school with the tools to ensure we remain
committed to high achievement and continue to improve performance. Through DCI,
our district is engaging in an in-depth implementation and evaluation of our
academic and behavioral practices relative to instruction and student
learning. Our teachers and administrators are benefiting from
professional development activities that focus on policy, process and
instruction (all of which are research based and data driven). Our
students are benefiting not only from improved instruction, but also learning
how to be more active participants in their own learning. They are
studying more about their own thinking and learning processes and how best to
approach any given learning situation. Our district has set aside 13
separate days this school for our teachers and administrators to be engaged in
continuous improvement. We are excited to more effectively serve the
children of the Macks Creek School Community and looking forward to continue to
learn through this process!
For more information regarding our district’s performance on this
year’s APR please utilize the following link: https://apps.dese.mo.gov/MCDS/home.aspx?categoryid=14&view=2
In this photo, taken on Monday, October 20, Macks Creek
teachers are receiving DCI instruction from Mrs. Shanna Eidson with DESE’s
Missouri Model District Initiative.
Middle School students, Dakota Willis and Hunter Cullen
engaging in the peer editing process in English class.