Student Achievement

November 21st, 2015

Each year the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District submits to the Iowa Department of Education an Annual Progress Report (APR). The APR serves two main purposes: to comply with the federal legislation, No Child Left Behind, and to report to the local community the progress that the district is making towards the annual student achievement goals. Other information such as post-secondary data, early intervention goals, and attendance data are also provided. The report is generally submitted in September to the State of Iowa and shared via the district newsletter in November.

In addition to meeting the reporting requirement, we use this—and other data—to determine how to best focus our efforts as a school district. Based upon all considered data, our district focus is “to design our system so that we improve learning for all students and lessen the achievement gap between “all students” and our Low SES, IEP, and ELL subgroups

Student Achievement goals involve the district’s School Improvement Advisory Council, Leadership Team, Building Teams, and the Board of Education. The Board-adopted student achievement goal, supporting initiatives, and measurable progress indicators for 2014-15 are shown below:

District Goal: All K-12 students will achieve at high levels in reading comprehension, math, and science prepared for success beyond high school. In addition, increased student learning will be demonstrated in all curricular areas through the use of formative and summative assessment data.

  • Supporting Initiatives: PLC—Collaborative Learning Teams, Iowa Core Implementation, Reading Strategies, Cognitive Guided Instruction, APL Instructional Strategies, & Authentic Intellectual Work.
  • Measurable Progress Indicator
    • Reading Comprehension
      • 90% of 3rd – 11th Grade students will score in the proficient range or demonstrate at least one year’s growth on the Iowa Assessments
    • Math
      • 88% of 3rd – 11th Grade students will score in the proficient range or demonstrate at least one year’s growth on the Iowa Assessments.
    • Science & Social Studies
      • 90% of 3rd – 11th Grade students will score in the proficient range or demonstrate at least one year’s growth on the Iowa Assessments.
    • General
      • Curriculum Specialists will report progress on specific curriculum area student-learning goals.

The APR is based upon Iowa Assessment data for our school district. Below is some summarized data for reading and math.

Grade Level                       Student Group                    % Proficient in Reading                  % Proficient in Math

Grades 3-5                            All Students                                          92.33%                                                  90.67%

Grades 3-5                            Low SES Students                               88.24%                                                  82.35%

Grades 3-5                            IEP Students                                         80%                                                        76.67%

Grades 3-5                            ELL Students                                       NR*                                                        NR*

 

Grade Level                        Student Group                     % Proficient in Reading                  % Proficient in Math

Grades 6-8                            All Students                                          85.32%                                                  91.67%

Grades 6-8                            Low SES Students                               76.92%                                                  84.62%

Grades 6-8                            IEP Students                                         33.33%                                                  50%

Grades 6-8                            ELL Students                                       NR*                                                        NR*

 

Grade Level                        Student Group                     % Proficient in Reading                  % Proficient in Math

Grade 11                               All Students                                          92.16%                                                  94.12%

Grade 11                               Low SES Students                               83.33%                                                  83.33%

Grade 11                               IEP Students                                         NR*                                                        NR*

Grade 11                               ELL Students                                       NR*                                                        NR*

*NR = Not reportable because the number of students was too low

ACT Testing Data:

ACT provides a benchmark score on subject-area tests to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding credit-bearing college course. The Benchmark scores are as follows: College English Composition = ACT English-18 or higher, College Algebra = ACT Math-22 or higher, College Social Science = ACT Reading-22, College Biology = ACT Science-23.

 

College Course MOC-FV Iowa Nation
College English Composition 89% 75% 64%
College Algebra 53% 48% 42%
College Social Science 80% 55% 46%
College Biology 67% 48% 38%
Met All Four 41% 33% 28%

 

Five-year trend data for our student scores on the ACT test are shown below:

Academic Year Reading Reading English English
MOC-FV Iowa MOC-FV Iowa
2010-11 24.5 22.6 23.6 21.7
2011-12 24.5 22.5 23.8 21.6
2012-13 24.3 22.5 24.3 21.5
2013-14 24.6 22.5 24.4 21.5
2014-15 25.1 22.7 23.7 21.6
Academic Year
Math Math Science Science
MOC-FV Iowa MOC-FV Iowa
2010-11 22.3 21.9 24.2 22.4
2011-12 22.2 21.7 24.2 22.2
2012-13 23.5 21.6 24.6 22.2
2013-14 22.1 21.4 24 22.2
2014-15 22 21.5 23.9 22.3
Academic Year Composite Composite
MOC-FV Iowa
2010-11 23.8 22.3
2011-12 23.7 22.1
2012-13 24.3 22.1
2013-14 23.9 22
2014-15 23.9 22.2

 

You can find the entire Annual Progress Report at, https://www.educateiowa.gov/data-reporting/district-aea-reports, or a hard copy can be obtained at the MOC-Floyd Valley School District Office, located at 709 8th Street South East.

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