The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced statewide results for both the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and district Annual Performance Reports (APR) for the 2017-18 school year, and Grain Valley Schools earned a perfect APR rating.
The district earned a rating of 100% on the 2018 APR report, which evaluates academic achievement, subgroup achievement, college and career readiness, attendance, and graduation rate.
Grain Valley Schools Superintendent Dr. Marc Snow credits teachers and administrators with achieving this rating, despite ongoing changes in standards at the state level.
“An APR rating of 100% from the state is an affirmation of the hard work by everyone in our school community. Our teachers and administrators deserve a pat on the back for their work to provide an exceptional education to the children of Grain Valley,” Snow said.
“Missouri's school districts and state assessments are in a period of transition as we are operating under our third set of state standards in five years. Earning high marks from the state at this time reflects how we our team is managing the transition.”
More than 413,000 third- through eighth-grade students and an additional 175,000 high school students participated in the state’s testing program, leading to more than 1.05 million total assessments being administered to Missouri public and charter school students.
More than 97 percent of Missouri districts and charter schools scored at least 70 percent of the possible points on their APR. For public school districts, this places them in the fully accredited range, while charter schools do not receive an accreditation classification under current guidelines.
Valley News will dive deeper into these results in our February 7th print and online edition.