Annual Education Report
School Annual Education Report (AER) Cover Letter
February 15, 2021
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2019-20 educational progress for West Bloomfield Middle School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Amy Hughes, principal, for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web https://bit.ly/3cP1ni8, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.
For the 2019-20 school year, schools were identified using 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 has a student subgroup performing at the same level as the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state or has a graduation rate at or below 67%. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no label is given.
Our school has not been given one of these labels.
West Bloomfield Middle School continues to work on its student achievement gap between the top 30% of the highest achieving students and the bottom 30% of lowest achieving students across the tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing). We are actively working to address our achievement gap by developing individual intervention strategies for struggling students, academic support in our CIM class (Comprehensive Intervention Model), tutoring opportunities through the district, and providing focused support within our school improvement plans for our most at-risk subgroups.
State law requires that we also report additional information.
1. All students in grades six through eight reside in the West Bloomfield School district or have previously attended the district under STEAM criteria or the schools of choice program.
2. School Improvement Goals were developed at the end of the 2019-2020 school year in consultation with staff, parents and students. These goals are driven by student achievement data as well. For the 2020-2021 school year, West Bloomfield Middle School will be focusing on SEL, mathematics, reading, and writing.
3. To access information regarding the curriculum taught in middle school in the West Bloomfield School district, you can contact the main office at West Bloomfield Middle School or the Office of Curriculum and Instruction.
4. More parents than ever attended Parent-Teacher conferences at West Bloomfield Middle School due to the fact that it was remote and on Zoom.
We are proud of our students’ achievements and look forward to addressing our challenges as we work toward helping every student be their best in and for the world.
Amy Hughes, EdS