Annual Education Report
January 31, 2020
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2018-19 educational progress for the Dexter Community School 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 Chris Timmis or Mollie Sharrar for help if you need assistance.
The DCS District AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site's Dexter Community School District Parent Dashboard link, 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 contains 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 MI-Access 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 the number and percentage of inexperienced teachers, principals, and other school leaders
- Reports teachers who are teaching with emergency or provisional credentials
- Includes teachers who are not teaching in the subject or field for which they are certified
Provides information on school quality, climate, and safety. Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2017-18 school year, schools were identified using 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 or has a graduation rate at or below 67%. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no status label is given.
*Note that TSI and ATS definitions were changed for the 2018-19 school year per federal requirements. The new definitions are:
- TSI – The school has at least one subgroup performing in the bottom 25% within each applicable accountability index component.
- ATS – The school has met the criteria for TSI identification and has at least one subgroup performing at the same level as a CSI school.
Dexter Community Schools had a great year and will continue to work on behalf of our students. DCS has been implementing our Strategic Framework since 2015 and is committed to our vision – Champion Learning: Develop, Educate, and Inspire! As a result of this work and the support of our community, DCS students continue excel and engage with our community. Thank you for a great year and Go Dreads!Sincerely,
Christopher Timmis, Ed.D.