(Atlantic) The Iowa Department of Education is developing a school performance ranking for its performance index. This is part of the Governor’s Education Reform Bill.
Atlantic Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein explained the program to the Atlantic School Board Monday night.
“Basically, the Department of Education will take a look at developing a report that will rank school districts based on… but not limited to…the following criteria,” stated Amstein. “The criteria includes; student academic growth, parent involvement, student attendance, employee turnover, and community activity and involvement.”
Amstein says the classifications will include; exceptional, high performing, commendable, acceptable, and needs improvement and priority. “The state mandated tests are going to happen and I think the earlier we get on the curve the better off this district is going to be.”
Dr. Amstein says these issues will be addressed by the school district and will become pro-active in these areas this school year.
July 10, 2013