For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District
October 14, 2016
As a district, FPS outperformed the state in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics (MA) in grades 3-5. ELA in 6-8 was within 1 to 6% of the state’s scores. Middle school math scores varied compared to the state. End of Course scores were strong, but always have room for improvement. Science is our Achilles heel, which used to be one of our strongest areas. FPS has had significant changes in our Science teaching staff in grades 5-10, which is part of what the challenge has been when trying to improve performance as well as the lack of Item Analysis reports.
The DESE released the MAP Item Analysis reports on Friday, October 7. This is a critical piece that has been missing for the past several years in regards to districts identifying specific areas where instruction needs to be adjusted in order to see improvement. The reports will be analyzed as soon as possible so the necessary changes can be made.
Below, you will find various charts that show our District MAP results in an easy to read format. Students in grades 3-8 will receive their individual score reports at Parent Teacher Conferences within the next two weeks. If you have questions or concerns about any of the data, please call 573-590-8000.
Dr. Suzanne Hull
The Grade Level Assessments for students in 3-8 were a newly created Missouri test in 2016 in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics (MA). Since these two assessments are new, results cannot be compared to results from previous years’ assessments. The cut scores that define each of the four achievement levels has also changed (Advanced, Proficient, Basic, and Below Basic).
The following results are based on the required assessments:
English Language Arts and Mathematics for Grades 3-8
Science for Grades 5 & 8 English II, Algebra I, Biology, and Government for High School
October 31: NO SCHOOL Earned Day Off
November 6: Fall Back Daylight Savings Time ends
November 9: MAP Gold Medal Awards, Roger D. Davis Gymnasium 6:00 p.m.
November 9: Board of Education Meeting 7 p.m.
November 23-25: NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break