Champion Learning: Develop, Educate, and INSPIRE!

Annual Education Report

February 10, 2022

Dear Parents and Community Members: We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2021-22 educational progress for Dexter Community Schools 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 Ryan Bruder for help if you need assistance. The DISTRICT AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting this website 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 MI-Access science for grades 4, 7, and 11, compared to state averages for all students as well as subgroups of students.
Educator 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
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
Civil Rights Data
  • Provides information on school quality, climate and safety
Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2021-22 school year, schools were identified based on previous years’ performance using definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that had at least one underperforming student subgroup in 2018-19. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that had a student subgroup performing at the same level as the lowest 5% of all schools in the state in 2017-18. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance was in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state or had a graduation rate at or below 67% in 2016-17. 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. Those 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.

School Name

Status Label

Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement

 Dexter Early Elementary Complex

No label

Literacy Initiatives

Wylie Elementary

No label

Literacy Initiatives

Creekside Intermediate

No label

Literacy Initiatives

Mill Creek Middle School

No label

Personalized Learning

Dexter High School

No label

Competency Development

Dexter Alternative School

No label

Competency Development

In closing, Dexter Community Schools is committed to our vision of “Champion Learning: Develop, Educate, and Inspire!”  Your continued support throughout the pandemic and commitment to our students is what makes DCS a great place for kids.  DCS continues to partner with our community to the benefit of our students.     
Thank you for your continued support and Go Dreads! 
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Christopher Timmis
Superintendent
 

Please use the following links to view the reports by building, as well as the state data sites.