Spring 2018 Anchorage Independent School District Assessment Results

The Anchorage School team is so proud of our students!  Today the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released spring 2018 assessment results. With a proficiency indicator score of 102.9 for our elementary and 107.2 for the middle school, Anchorage Independent School District’s averaged score of 105.05 was top ranking!

This tremendous achievement is the result of the entire Anchorage community coming together in support of education at all levels. Our terrific teaching/support staff work tirelessly to ensure Anchorage children reach their highest potential academically and socially, and no school has the parental and community support we do.   It truly takes all of us to provide the environment our children need to achieve.

During the 2017-2018 school year, as in the past, Kentucky public school students in grades 3 through 8 completed Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests in five content areas. Students take reading and mathematics assessments annually in grades 3 through 8. Other subjects are assessed once per grade span with science assessed in grades 4 and 7; and social studies and on-demand writing assessed in grades 5 and 8.  Accountability is based on three indicators per grade level. Elementary and middle school indicators are Proficiency, Separate Academic Indicator and Growth.

Our percentage of students scoring proficient or distinguished falls well above the state average in all areas.  Our achievement scores compared to the state’s average can be found below:

 

Percentage of Students Performing

at Proficient/Distinguished Levels

Anchorage

Elementary School Average

State

Elementary School Average

Anchorage

Middle School Average

State Middle 

School 

Average

Reading 89 54.6 94 60
Mathematics 80 48.8 85 47
Social Studies 86 53 100 60.2
Writing

On-Demand

74.2 40.5 84.4 44.3
Science 72 30.8 56 25.9

 

All data for the 2017-2018 assessment and accountability reporting are publicly available in Open House –Supplemental Data on the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) website.   All the data will also be available later this year in a new and improved online Kentucky School Report Card which will be linked on the Anchorage School website under Academics/Activities.

Please join us on October 22nd at 6:00 p.m. or October 23rd at 8:05 a.m. for more information on our school’s assessment results.  We will review how they were calculated, changes to the accountability system during this transition year and planned changes for the coming year.  The meeting is designed to keep our parents informed of our students’ academic performance and to answer questions regarding Kentucky’s accountability system.

While we are proud of our students, at APS we believe it’s about more than a test.  We believe our focus on educating the whole child builds strong minds, strong hearts and strong bodies.  Thank you to everyone in the Anchorage Community who has volunteered in our school and supported our student programs.  You each contribute to our students’ success!  If you are not a volunteer but are interested, there are many ways that you can get involved.  For more information please contact Principal Andrew Terry at 502.245.2121.