Character, Competence and
Comprehensive School Improvement Plan
October 21, 2014 -- A draft of the proposed Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) was recently completed and is now available for review and comment. The CSIP maps out improvement goals for the district over the next five years. The draft proposes the district focus improvement goals in three areas.
Goal 1 – Student Achievement
Goal 2 – Highly Qualified Staff
Goal 3 – Community and Parent Involvement
Please take some time to look at the three goals and the measurable objectives associated with each goal. Feel free to email or call John McColloch with any comments or thoughts before the draft CSIP is brought before the Salem R-80 School Board on November 21st.
CSIP Draft Plan (Click here to see the full plan)
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Canine Luke Visits Salem Upper Elementary by Melanie Wisdom
October 14, 2014 -- Salem Upper Elementary 3rd grade students were fortunate to have a visit from Deputy Jeremy Steelman, Dent County Sherriff’s Office and canine Luke on Thursday, October 9th. The students had been reading a book about the responsibilities of an officer and canine officer and Deputy Steelman was kind enough to bring Luke for a question, answer and demonstration session. The students were excited, but not near as excited as Luke was to show off his talents to them.
Missouri School Improvement Program "MSIP" by John McColloch
October 2, 2014 -- The fifth version of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 5), the state’s accountability system for reviewing and accrediting public school districts, outlines the expectations for student achievement with the ultimate goal of each student graduating ready for success in college and careers. MSIP 5 Resource and Process Standards are designed to promote continuous improvement within each district. The MSIP 5 Performance Standards are designed to recognize the achievement and continuous growth of all students as they prepare for a global economy. MSIP 5 is also used to distinguish the performance of schools and districts in ways so that districts in need of improvement can receive appropriate support and interventions, and high-performing districts can be recognized as models of excellence. Annual Performance Reports (APRs) are based on the performance standards and are reviewed for accreditation purposes at the district level.
The Salem R-80 School District recently received its Annual Performance Report from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The APR measures the district with five standards. Those standards are academic achievement, subgroup achievement, college and career readiness, attendance, and graduation rate. The total point possible on an APR is 140 points. The Salem R-80 School District earned 130 for a total percent of 92.9%. The full APR and supporting data can be found here: DESE MISP
Feel free to contact Assistant Superintendent John McColloch at the Salem R-80 Administrative Offices if you have any questions regarding the district’s Annual Performance Report or the district’s performance on state assessments.
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