Submitted by Marilyn Waite
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released the final Annual Performance Report (APR) for school districts for 2009. The Knox County R-I School District earned a perfect score by meeting all 14-performance standards and will qualify the district for distinction in performance for the fourth year in a row.
The report is based on the school district’s performance on six academics standards for the MAP/EOC test scores for mathematics and communication arts and on eight indicators including ACT scores, attendance rates, college placement, graduation rate and other measures of academic performance during the prior school year (2008-2009). In addition the district met the science bonus achievement standard. The Annual Performance Report (APR) provides information for the district to identify strengths and needs on which to focus efforts for improving instruction.
During the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) Cycle school districts are evaluated and the accreditation level of a school district is based on five years of performance data. The Distinction in Performance Award is based on the same criteria used in the accreditation process and provides an annual confirmation and recognition of a district's consistent performance.
MSIP Coordinator Marilyn Waite said, "These results and the recognition are earned through the hard work and dedication of our staff, our students, and our parents. The district and community can be very proud of this accomplishment.”