District-wide scores jump by 5.4 percentage points when compared to two years ago
The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District has earned the state’s top rating for academic achievement following the Nov. 7 release of Missouri assessment scores. The district scored 97.9 percent on the state’s rigorous Annual Performance Report (APR) for the 2015-16 school year, an increase of 5.4 percentage points over the past two years.
Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education annually issues a state report card for public schools through the Missouri School Improvement Program. This assessment system, established in 1990, is now in its fifth cycle and is often called MSIP 5. Performance standards used through MSIP 5 are designed to recognize the achievement and growth of all Missouri students.
Through the 2015-16 MSIP 5, Lee’s Summit R-7 scored 137 out of a possible 140 points. This is a 1.1-point increase over the 2014-15 year.
“We are very pleased with the results in our Annual Performance Report that showed an increase for the second consecutive year and the highest APR score achieved over the last three years,” said Dr. Kevin Daniel, associate superintendent of instruction and leadership. “The professionals in our schools kept the focus on our students, their success and learning. These results are a credit to our students, families and the continued dedication and commitment of our staff members.”
Since the 2013-14 school year, Lee’s Summit R-7’s score on the Annual Performance Report has increased by 5.4 percentage points. Scores over the last three years are 92.5 in 2013-14, 96.8 in 2014-15 and 97.9 in 2015-16.
The MSIP 5 Annual Performance Report includes five major standards — academic achievement, subgroup achievement, college and career readiness, attendance rates and graduation rates. Lee’s Summit R-7 students scored well in all five categories.
“While district leadership is pleased with the continuing improvement and sustained excellent results, we are not completely satisfied,” added Dr. Daniel. “The target in Destination 2021, the district’s newly adopted five-year strategic plan, is to achieve an Annual Performance Report score of 100 percent by the time the R-7 strategic plan has run its course and hopefully before.”