District Annual Education Report(AER) Cover Letter

May 31, 2018

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2016-17educational progress for the Munising Public School Districtand 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 https://goo.gl/96UfUt(SEE Q.4 AND Q.5 OF THE 2017-18AER FAQ DOCUMENTFOR DIRECTIONS),or you may review a copy in themain office at your child’s school.Each school will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.

Thesereportscontain the following information:

Student Assessment Data–Includes the following three assessments: M-STEP (Michigan Student Test ofEducational 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–Detail Data and Status

The accountability portion of the AER includes assessment proficiency and participation rates, graduation or attendance rates, as well as accountability index values showing school performance on a 0-100 scale.

Teacher QualificationData

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 nationalassessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8

For the 2016-17schoolyear, schools were identified using new definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI)school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that hasthree or more underperforming student subgroups. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI)school is one whose performanceis in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases,no status label is given.

Munising Public Schools had no schools in the above categories.

We are extremely proud of the performance and achievement of our Munising PublicSchools’ 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