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Van-Far, Community R-VI happy with APR results

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

Both the Van-Far and Community R-VI administrations were pleased with how their districts performed in regards to the 2017 LEA Annual Performance Report (APR) and MSIP 5.
At Van-Far, the district finished with 125.5 of a possible 140 points possible for the same exact score of year ago.
The MSIP 5 Standards showed the district getting a 47 out of 56 possible points for academic achievement for the same score a second straight year.
It had a subgroup achievement of 8.5, which went down .5.
Meanwhile, the college and career ready focus increased from 29.5 to 30. That number was just 25.5 in 2014.
Overall, the district had a 100% for college and career ready, attendance, and graduation rate.
The 11th grade ACE average composite score did increase from 19.3 to 19.7.
“I was very pleased,” said Van-Far Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hunter.
Superintendent Dr. Hunter said the district’s score was solid when compared to similar rural schools in other areas who are like Van-Far in having limited resources.
“I’m so proud of our staff with what we’ve been able to do here,” he noted.
As for Community R-VI, their APR points increased from 92.4% to 95.7%
It received a 100% on academic achievement, attendance, and graduation rate.
“We are very pleased with the progress of our students as shown on the 2017 APR,” said Community R-VI Superintendent Cheryl Mack. “Our students and staff worked very hard and their effort is paying off. The steady improvement through the last few years is a reflection of both the dedication of our staff to continue to improve instruction and the commitment of our students to their own education.”
In breaking down the district’s numbers, it went from 75% to 83.3% in subgroup achievement and was steady at 86.7% for college and career readiness.
“In the early stages of sifting through the R-VI APR summary report, I am proud to say that as a district we may accumulate 132 of our 138 points possible for an overall grade score of 95.7% for the 2016-17 school year, which is the highest overall score I can recall in the years I have been an employee here,” said Community R-VI Secondary Principal Bob Curtis. “We have put a lot of time and effort into our reward system for good grades, good attendance, and good behavior. It is nice to see students make school a priority when attendances is good that naturally affects academ-ic achievement, and students walking across the stage in May. A lot of credit for these high marks goes to our amazing staff and the passion they have each day to make our students successful, well rounded kids that are ready to tackle life after graduation.”