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KPREP 2013 Results

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Simpson County Schools – Overall Score 61.4 – Proficient Rating

With the release of this year’s KPREP results, Simpson County has much to celebrate!

  • The district achieved an accountability of score of 61.4 and received a Proficient rating.
  • The district’s percentile ranking increased from 45th to 86th – the Top 14% in the State.
  • Franklin-Simpson High School achieved a score of 71.8 and is classified as a Distinguished School!
  • Franklin-Simpson High School’s performance placed it in the Top 3% of all high schools and ranked 12th in the entire state!
  • FSHS is also the #1 ranked high school in our region!
  • Franklin-Simpson Middle School achieved a Proficient Rating with a score of 60.4 and its percentile rank increased from the 45th to the 77th which is in the Top 23% of Kentucky middle schools!

Superintendent Flynn explained, “Overall, I am very pleased with our results.  FSHS achieving a Distinguished rating, scoring tops in the region among high schools, and in the Top 3% statewide is an amazing achievement!  I am proud of our middle school results as well!  Collectively, our district is now rated as a Proficient district!  Though our elementary results are not where we want them, I am confident we are working in the right direction to achieve significant improvements.  In my visits to our schools, I see so many amazing and talented students, caring and committed staff members, and lots of evidence of our community’s support!  We must continue working together to achieve our vision to be a world-class educational system empowering all students to graduate LIFE-READY - academically and socially prepared for college and/or careers!”

 

FSHS – Overall Score 71.8 – Distinguished Rating

At Franklin-Simpson High School, the following highlights are areas to celebrate:

  • Overall score increased from 53.7 in 2012 to 71.8 in 2013, an 18.1 increase!
  • FSHS scored above the state average in every area assessed in Achievement, Gap, Growth, and CCR!
  • College and Career Readiness (CCR) increased from 33.9 in 2012 to 85.6 in 2013, a 51.7 point improvement!
  • The graduation rate (adjusted for a new method of calculation) increased from 81.9 in 2012 to 95.3 in 2013!
  • These results validate our selection as a State HUB school – a model school for preparing students for college/careers and improving professional practice!

 

 

Assessment Area

2012

2013

Change

Achievement

61.5

68.8

+7.3

Gap

35.9

45.1

+9.2

Growth

55.2

63.9

+8.7

CCR

33.9

85.6

+51.7

Grad Rate

81.9

95.3

+13.4

 

Principal Tim Schlosser said, “Franklin-Simpson HS was ranked #1 in the region, 12th in the state and is in the top 3% or all high schools in Kentucky.”

 

“FSHS is making a name for itself not only in Southcentral KY, but we have garnered state-wide recognition.  The success of our students and their ability to become CCR is very rewarding.  I am excited for our students and staff!  It is gratifying seeing them receive the affirmation that the hard work, time and effort they have devoted to making FSHS one of the best high schools in KY is a reality.  It is exciting to be a FSHS Wildcat!”

 

“FSHS is working everyday to improve.  We will continue to be intentional in our focus of teaching and learning.  We continue to work to improve the skills of each student individually through our intervention period.  We have adopted a growth mindset in that even though we have finished near the top we can still improve our teaching and learning and this process is always on going.”

 

FSMS – Overall Score 60.4 – Proficient Rating

Franklin-Simpson Middle School is excited to celebrate an overall increase in KPREP results from 2012 to 2013.  Principal Craig Delk states, “We are extremely proud of our students and staff members at Franklin-Simpson Middle School.  Our scores are a reflection of the hard work and dedication that took place throughout the 2012-2013 school year.”

“Test scores are not the day to day focus at FSMS but when the results reflect growth and increased success it validates that our students and staff members are working hard to be successful.  At FSMS we believe that “Success Happens Here” and our rankings of 8th in a region of 24 once again reflect our shared beliefs.”

“Our 2013-2014 mission is to “Create Relationships and Achieve Greatness”.  We are celebrating our current successes but still continuing to focus on striving for even greater accomplishments.”

 

 

FSMS Highlights:

  • Overall score increased 7.6 points to 60.4!
  • FSMS is rated as a Proficient school!
  • Achieved an increase in every performance area measured!
  • Scored above the state average in most academic areas tested!

 

Assessment Area

2012

2013

Change

Achievement

66.5

75.2

8.7

Gap

39.5

48.2

8.7

Growth

59.5

65.3

5.8

CCR

40

46.6

6.6

                    

 

LES – Overall Score 52.9 – Needs Improvement Rating

Lincoln Elementary Principal Pat Vejr stated, “Scores are obviously not where we want them, but we are gratified that we went up in five of six subject areas and are above the state average in four of the six K-PREP areas.”

 

“I am most pleased that we have reduced the achievement gap between minority, socio-economically disadvantaged, and special needs students with the general population and that we are above the state average in this measure as well.”

 

“We had already implemented changes in our instructional program that have been validated by the score report.  We have also instituted a change in our daily schedule to better support subject areas that most need improvement.  In Science, Social Studies and Writing we have determined that our greatest need is at the lower and upper ends of achievement, meaning that we need to improve our intervention services and our Gifted and Talented support in those subject areas.  In Reading and Math, our focus needs to be more in the middle of the achievement range increasing our instructional rigor across the curriculum.”

 

Significant improvements included the following:

  • LES scored above the state Achievement average in reading, math, writing, and language mechanics!
  • LES scored above the state Gap average in reading, math, writing, and language mechanics!
  • The overall Achievement score increased to 66.5.
  • The overall Gap score increased to 43.
  • Social Studies Achievement and Gap scores increased from the previous year.

 

Assessment Area

2012

2013

Change

Achievement

65.7

66.5

0.8

Gap

39

43

4

Growth

58.3

50

-8.3

 

SES – Overall Score 50.3 – Needs Improvement Rating

Simpson Elementary Principal Joyce Pais says, “The 3rd grade scores are not where they need to be, but it will take time for teachers and students to get used to the the kind of teaching and learning that the new more rigorous standards demand.”

 

One of the bright spots was, “the number of 3rd grade students scoring distinguished was above the state average in reading and math.”

 

“Our action plan to better prepare students will include using longer reading passages in the reading core and science instruction to build reading stamina.  Additionally, we will increase writing throughout the curriculum and we will double the number of learning checks in reading and math.”

 

Highlights:

  • SES scored above the state average in math Achievement overall!
  • SES had a higher percentage of distinguished students than the state average in reading and math!
  • SES Gap scores are above the state average in reading and math!
  • SES scored above the state and national average on the Stanford Achievement Test in math!

 

Assessment Area

2012

2013

Change

Achievement

67.3

60.3

-7

Gap

45.9

40.2

-5.7

 

 

 

 

KPREP Terms

Overall Score

The overall school score is calculated by weighting achievement, gap, growth, CCR, and graduation rate by different amounts then combining those to determine the “overall score”.

Level

Achievement

Gap

Growth

CCR

Graduation Rate

Elementary

30%

30%

40%

NA

NA

Middle

28%

28%

28%

16%

NA

HIgh

20%

20%

20%

20%

20%

 

Percentile Rank

The current percentile rank for 2012-13 school scores is based upon the 2011-12 score results.

Schools have been assigned a percentile rank this year based upon if they had received that same overall score LAST year.

 

Achievement Score:
Calculated by awarding 1 point per percent of students who score P/D plus 0.5 points for each percent of students who score Apprentice.
 

Bonus points are added by calculating the percent of Distinguished above the percent of Novice and awarding a half point for each percent Distinguished over Novice.

This is called the NAPD calculation for achievement and is calculated for each subject area and evenly weighted to determine a school's overall achievement score. (math 20%, reading 20%, science 20%, social studies 20%, writing 16% & language mechanics 4%)

Gap Score:
The Gap Score is calculated in the same way as the Achievement Score EXCEPT no points are awarded for Apprentice AND no bonus score is awarded. The Gap score is calculated based only upon students in the Gap group (ethnicity, LEP, special education, and socio-economic status).

Growth Score:
A student may achieve "growth" if they score at or above the 40th growth percentile in reading or math only. Growth is based upon 2 consecutive years of data and is only calculated for 4th-8th, and 11th grade.

The "growth" percentile is determined by ranking a student's performance against their academic peers and looking to see if they fall in the top 60% of that group.

This means that 60% of low performing students will achieve "growth" while 40% of the same group will not.

This also means that 60% of high achieving students will achieve "growth" while 40% will not.

Please do not confuse the "growth" percentile with the nationally normed reading and math percentiles listed on the student score sheet.

College/Career Readiness (CCR)

High School

Students may achieve College and/or Career Readiness (CCR)  by:

  • Meeting the CPE benchmarks on the ACT OR passing the COMPASS or KYOTE exam in the area in which they didn’t meet the CPE benchmark
  •  
  • Getting a career readiness certification by passing the ASVAB or ACT WorkKeys exam AND getting an industry certificate or passing the KOSSA test in their area of focus/major.

 

Middle School

Students may achieve College and/or CareeerReadiness  in middle school by meeting the benchmark scores on the Explore test.

Benchmark Scores

 

English

Math

Reading

Science

Explore

13

17

15

20

ACT

18

22 or 19 (CPE)

22 or 20 (CPE)

23

 

 

 

 

 

Graduation Rate

The state is using a new formula to calculate the Graduation Rate. It is the “Cohort Model”.  Basically, any student who enrolls as a 9th grader is expected to graduate from that school as a 12th grader.  HOWEVER, if they withdraw and move to another school, they are placed in their new school’s cohort of students and removed from their former school’s cohort of students.  The state calculates the percent of students who SHOULD graduate based upon who began as 9th graders and have not withdrawn from the school.

This year the state also used the average freshmen graduation rate (AFGR) to determine if a high school met its graduation goal.  AFGR data lags a year behind and is not comparable to the new cohort rate.  Consequently, you may see reference to two different graduation rates in the school report cards.  This is the last year the state will use the AFGR due to the Cohort Rate being a more accurate model.

School Categories

Proficient: Achieved a score which would have placed them in the top 30% of schools last year

Progressing: Achieved the desired score increase assigned by KDE.

Needs Improvement: Achieved a score which would have placed them the bottom 69% of schools last year.

Focus: Demonstrated a significant discrepancy between ALL students and a specific sub-population of students for 1 or more subject areas/ grade levels. A school must meet it’s goal in the “focus” area 2 consecutive years to be removed from this category.

Proficient Target Scores

 

Level

Score

Percentile Rank

Elementary

62.5

70

Middle

58.7

70

High

58

70

District

58.4

70

 

 

 

 

 

Simpson County Schools

MOTTO: A great place to learn, where

Kids Matter Most!”

 

VISION: To be a world-class educational system empowering all students to graduate LIFE-READY - academically and socially prepared for college and/or careers!

 

MISSION:  To develop each child to their fullest potential and prepare them for the next level of life!

 

Our mission is driven by five fundamental guiding questions:

  • How do we develop positive, professional relationships with our students, their families, and one another?
  • How do we ensure all students are taught the standards and skills needed to be college and/or career ready in the 21st Century?
  • How do we measure the progress of our students to these standards and skills?
  • How do we provide interventions for students who are struggling to achieve our learning goals?
  • How do we enrich and stretch the learning of our students who are meeting or exceeding our learning goals?

Key Beliefs

  • All students can learn and succeed.
  • All students can graduate college and/or career ready.
  • Everyone has strengths to build on.
  • Relationships that are healthy and positive will lead to increased student learning achievement.
  • We can empower every child to discover the “leader in me.”
  • 21st Century skill development is essential for success.
  • All staff members can contribute in important and meaningful ways to the development and care of our students.
  • The community is a source of support, guidance, and resources for our schools. Our schools are a source of pride, resources, and connection in the community.

Important Goals 

  • All students will develop the knowledge and skills to be academically and socially prepared for college and/or careers by graduation.
  • All schools will achieve outcomes on the state accountability system that place the school and SCS in the Top 25% of the state.
  • All students will have an adult in the school that they trust and who they know cares about them and their success.
  • All staff members are engaged and committed to the SCS Vision/Mission and making a difference in the lives of our students and others in our school community
  • All students and staff will develop the “leader in me” to live a principle-centered life.  These principles of effectiveness will enrich our lives, relationships, and effectiveness in all aspects of life.