District Accountability Data

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September 28, 2017

Dear Fleming County Stakeholders:

Today, the Kentucky Department of Education released test scores for each school district and each public K-12 school in Kentucky. I would like to share details about where we are and where we are going. First, we value the strong support from our parents and community members, and we are proud to provide you with an overview of the test scores that are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s accountability web page.

It is essential to understand that this year’s accountability scores will look different from previous academic years. Due to several changes, schools and districts will not receive labels for the 2016-2017 school year. Program reviews, which made up 23% of the previous accountability model, were removed last spring. In addition, student growth was removed at the high school level. As a result, no overall scores are being reported for the 2016-2017 school year – which is needed for school and district labels. The information from last year’s test scores will assist schools and districts in raising the student achievement bar even higher. Furthermore, we must continue to remain focused on preparing students for the future and the world stage. To simplify the reports, below is each school’s Achievement, Growth (excluding the high school) and GAP scores.

Achievement

WES

EES

FES

HES

SMS

FCHS

2017

72.9

77.1

68.2

63.9

80.9

55.0

2016

72.8

68.5

66.1

67.5

76.5

53.6

2015

60.8

58.6

65.6

81.3

70.3

54.7

2014

64.8

64.3

70.3

86.1

59.5

50.4

 

Gap

WES

EES

FES

HES

SMS

FCHS

2017

73.9

78.4

63.5

16.6

76.4

34.4

2016

75.7

72.7

42.3

22.3

58.3

17.6

2015

33.6

28.0

35.2

56.6

42.0

34.4

2014

43.2

38.7

40.5

59.3

29.8

26.4

 

Growth

WES

EES

FES

HES

SMS

FCHS

2017

66.9

63.8

63.1

61.9

70.3

 

2016

68.5

73.1

65.2

71.8

62.8

 

2015

64.4

56.8

58.3

75.5

67.4

 

2014

67.9

48.4

66.5

72.0

52.1

 

 

As you review the test scores, you can see that students and schools made considerable academic gains. Where there may be dips in scores, the principal, teachers and staff members already have a plan that will lead to increases this academic year. In 2015-2016, Fleming County Schools was labeled a Distinguished School District – as designated by the Kentucky Department of Education. The district, as a whole, made gains yet again during the 2016-2017 school year, as student achievement continues to increase. This growth is a result of the hard work by students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents and the community. This level of continued growth is truly a proud moment for all of Fleming County. Last year’s student achievement validates the district’s approach to having a laser focus on the teaching and learning in every school. We have the best students in Kentucky, based on several metrics, not solely based on test scores. Though students have achieved success, we still have much work left to do so that all students achieve even higher levels of success.

The higher bar for student proficiency set by the Fleming County Board of Education is aimed at ensuring that every student is college, career, and life ready. On behalf of the Fleming County Board of Education, I want to commend students, teachers, staff and principals for their work last year. The Board of Education has made it clear that they expect every school to focus on teaching and learning and providing quality-learning opportunities to every student. Because of the focus last year, we have an excellent roadmap for success this school year.

Our test scores are phenomenal across the district. E.P. Ward and Ewing Elementary Schools met extremely high goals yet again this school year. Simons Middle School has huge gains this academic year as you can see. Their success can be attributed to their laser focus on the individual student. Flemingsburg Elementary and Fleming County High School made gains this year through their focus on interventions. Hillsboro continues to make gains by focusing on the whole student. We are proud that all of our school principals, teachers, and staff members are working extremely hard to ensure that every student receives the supports and resources needed to succeed.

As a district, we must continue to have a focus on our vision to become a "District of Distinction," through improving the quality and effectiveness of the teaching and learning process and focusing on the needs of ALL students. Helping all students to experience success will require each of us (students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members) to increase our level of engagement and commitment. Each year, as a district, we must raise our expectations so that all students will be successful in their future goals. Our goal is to become the best district for students.

Continue visiting the Fleming County Schools’ website to stay up-to-date on our focus of becoming a "District of Distinction!" We are very pleased with our growth; however, we have our sights on even higher student achievement during the 2017-2018 school year.

Our Journey Continues…

Brian K. Creasman

Superintendent

Fleming County Schools





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