(Please use the links to the left for Elementary and Middle/High School Specific Reports)

District Annual Education Report (AER) Cover Letter

March 13, 2017:

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2015-16 educational progress for the Munising Public School District and our schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws. Our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Pete Kelto, Superintendent/6-12 Principal for help if you need assistance.

The District AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site www.munisingschools.com/AER/District, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school. Each school will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.

These reports contain the following information:

Student Assessment Data – Includes the following three assessments: M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress), MI-Access (Alternate Assessment), and College Board SAT. Presents assessment information for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 and 11, and science for grades 4, 7, and 11, compared to state averages for all students as well as subgroups of students. The report helps users to understand achievement performance within grades and schools, and to make comparisons to district, state, and national achievement benchmarks.

Accountability Scorecard – Detail Data and Status
The accountability portion of the AER includes assessment proficiency and participation rates, graduation or attendance rates, as well as accountability scorecard status.

Teacher Qualification Data
Identifies 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

For the 2016-17 year, Munising Public Schools had no Focus, Priority or Reward schools in the district. Statewide, no new Priority or Focus schools were named; some Priority or Focus schools did exit their status because they met the exit criteria. New Reward schools were identified using school rankings and Beating the Odds information. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap between the highest and lowest achieving 30% of schools. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Reward school is one that has achieved one or more of the following distinctions: top 5% of schools on the Top-to-Bottom School Rankings, top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement metric), or “Beating the Odds” by outperforming the school’s predicted ranking and/or similar schools. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases no status label is given.

We are extremely proud of the performance and achievement of our Munising Public
Schools’ students, and are equally proud of the dedication and professionalism of our teaching and support staff. Please do not hesitate to call me at 906-387-2103, extension 259 to learn more about our school district.


Pete Kelto, Superintendent/6-12 Principal