SWAN VALLEY SCHOOL. DISTRICT
AMY L. DWYER, President
JAMES D. STEVENSON, Vice-President
ALAN D. STROEBEL, Trustee
ROBERT O. WILLIAMSON, Trustee
DAVID P. MOORE, Superintendent
August 20, 2012
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2011-2012 educational progress for the Swan Valley School District and our schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws; however, our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Superintendent David P. Moore at 989.921.3701 for help if you need assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site
The report contains the following information:
Student Assessment Data- Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP),
-Presents achievement data for all four tested subjects (mathematics, reading,' science, and writing) compared to targets for all students as well as subgroups of students
-Provides achievement data for all four tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science,
-Helps readers understand achievement progress within schools and compare these to
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYPj - Detail Data and Status
Information is used to rank schools and determine AYP is based on the development of the Top to Bottom list of schools and their performance. Each school's ranking will be based on student achievement, student growth over time, school improvement over time and achievement gaps across all four tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science, and writing).
Teacher Quality Data
-Identlties teacher qualifications at district and school levels
-Reports percentage of core academic classes taught by teachers not considered highly qualified to teach such classes
NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
-Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8
-Cannot be compared with MEAP results for grades 4 and 8 because there are no national standards.
For 2011-2012, each of our four individual buildings (Havens Elementary, Shields Elementary, Swan Valley Middle School and Swan Valley High School met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in
For 2011-2012, Swan Valley School District provided educational alternatives for students at the Saginaw Career Complex, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, Millet Learning Center, the Saginaw ISD Post-Secondary Program, and The Saginaw ISD STEP program. These programs are designed to meet the special academic and vocational needs of students within Saginaw County and neighboring areas.
We are thankful for the support of the entire community of Swan Valley. The long-standing success of our school district and our "tradition of excellence" is result of a community that values education. We pledge to continue this tradition!
David P. Moore, Superintendent