The state has released new information on school performance as required by a federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):
A new online reporting tool called the Iowa School Performance Profiles reflects how public schools performed on a set of core accountability measures, such as results on the statewide assessment. The tool displays a school’s score based on overall performance, as well as scores based on the performance of subgroups of students. These subgroups include students who are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, students receiving special education services, English learners, and students from racial/ethnic minority groups.
Based on these scores, some schools in Iowa have been identified for additional support and improvement (Comprehensive or Targeted).
The schools in our district have not been identified for either Comprehensive Support and Improvement (which is based on overall performance) or Targeted Support and Improvement (which is based on the performance of student subgroups). However, each school still receives scores on these accountability measures, and these are updated annually; you can locate our scores and results on the Iowa School Performance Profiles site.
At North Polk, we view this new system for accountability and support as an opportunity to review our strengths and areas for improvement, and to build on the great things we have going on. Thank you for your continued support of our district, our staff, and our students.