MAP/APR 2016

Updated November 7, 2016

Annual Performance Report (APR)

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the Annual Performance Reports for Missouri schools districts on November 7, 2016. School districts are scored in five areas:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Subgroup Achievement
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Attendance
  • Graduation

Joplin Schools:

Standards

2013

2014

2015

2016

Academic Achievement

69.6

75.9

85.7

85.7

Subgroup Achievement

67.9

64.3

64.3

57.1

College & Career Readiness

80

91.7

90

83.3

Attendance

75

100

75

100

Graduation

100

100

100

100

APR Total

78.6

85

86.8

86.4


Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Results 2016

Every spring, Joplin Schools’ students and students across Missouri participate in statewide tests using the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP). The tests are among the measures the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education uses to gauge student progress in Missouri public schools.

- Students in grades 3-8 are tested in two areas: English Language Arts (ELA) and math.
- Students in grades 5 and 8 are also tested in science.
- Students in grades 9-12 take End of Course exams in the areas of English 2, Algebra 1, Biology, and Government.

New this year:
It is important to note that the 2016 MAP grade-level exams in English language arts (ELA) and math were new, so results cannot be compared with results from previous years’ tests. Because the grade-level test items were new, the scores that define the four levels of achievement (below basic, basic, proficient and advanced) have also changed.

Student achievement on the MAP tests is among several factors used in school districts’ annual performance reports (APRs) to determine accreditation under the Missouri School Improvement Program. Missouri law does not allow the 2016 results to negatively affect district accreditation or teacher evaluations. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will release APRs to the public this fall.

How did Joplin Schools perform?
Scores represent the percentage of students who scored proficient or advanced.

English Language Arts

Joplin Schools 2016

Missouri 2016

3rd

51.5

60.7

4th

60.8

63.2

5th

52.3

62.1

6th

50.1

58.4

7th

52.6

58

8th

54.9

59.2

3rd-8th Grade ELA

53.7

60.2



Math

Joplin Schools 2016

Missouri 2016

3rd

36.40

52.10

4th

40.80

52.50

5th

31.70

46.40

6th

35.30

43.00

7th

38.40

42.50

8th

26.70

40.30

3rd-8th Grade Math

34.88

46.13



Science

Joplin Schools 2016

Missouri 2016

5th

29.9

42.7

8th

42.1

47.8



High School

Joplin Schools 2016

Missouri 2016

English 2

68.3

79.2

Algebra 1

50.30

65.80

Biology

60.6

66.8

Government

65.3

63.2


How do we compare?
Click the link below to see how we compare to our surrounding districts (contiguous districts) and districts of similar size and demographics such as free/reduced-price lunch count (comparison districts). Our comparison districts also include the Lindbergh School District, one of the state's highest performing districts.

Joplin Schools compared to surrounding districts and districts of similar size/demographics

Find additional baseline comparison data here.

What’s next?

MAP tests are one of many evaluative tools school districts use to measure student achievement and growth. Joplin Schools uses the MAP information, along with other assessments and evaluations, to help support the classroom and inform our teachers on students’ strengths and weaknesses and areas of needed growth.

As a district, we continue to seek ways to improve. This means a focus this year on empowering our teachers and buildings to determine needed support and professional development, increasing support of the classroom (such as reducing class sizes and the addition of behavior paraprofessionals in high-needs schools), and consistently seeking ways to become more efficient and effective with our resources. Our teachers and building administrators have developed readiness standards for kindergarten through sixth grade and ninth grade and are currently working on readiness standards for college and career. We have also developed specific strategies to improve math curriculum and instruction to better serve our students.

Parents and guardians: individual student scores have been sent home with your student. If you did not receive your student’s scores, please contact your student’s school.

Find scores for your child's school building.



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