Mount Ayr elementary again ‘high performing’
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At last week’s school board meeting, elementary principal Chris Elwood reported that Mount Ayr Elementary School has once again been rated a “high-perforning school” by the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) in its newly-released School Performance Profile.
Mount Ayr scored 63.89 points out of a possible 100 to attain the rating. The state average is 54.91.
Only 12.67 percent of Iowa schools have achieved the “high performing” rating. (The top rating – “Exceptional” – was given to only the top 2.07 percent of schools.)
According to IDOE, “The overall performance includes both the overall score and performance rating for all Iowa schools across a number of performance measures.”
Mount Ayr Elementary students performed higher than the state average on all nine accountability indicators measured to arrive at a final rating:
• Participation in reading assessment
• Participation in math assessment
• Percent proficient in reading
• Percent proficient in math
• Average student achievement in reading
• Average student achievement in math
• Growth in reading
• Growth in math
• Conditions for learning composite
Schools are rated in six tiers based upon their overall scores:
The Iowa School Performance Profile replaces the former Iowa School Report Card as explained by IDOE:
“With the goal of having one report card that meets both state and federal requirements, the Iowa Department of Education merged components of the Iowa School Report Card into the new Iowa School Performance Profiles in the spring of 2019. The Iowa School Report Card is no longer a stand-alone website.”
Full details for Iowa schools can be found at www.iaschoolperformance.gov.