State and local school district report cards are critical tools for promoting accountability for schools, local school districts, and States by publicizing data about student performance and program effectiveness for parents, policy makers, and other stakeholders. Report cards help parents and the general public see where schools and districts are succeeding and where there is still work to do.
A well-informed public is an important resource in the school and district improvement process. In the same way that data enable educators to make better decisions about teaching and learning, data can also help parents and other community members work more effectively with educators and local school officials to promote school change. Additionally, the more parents and community members know about the academic achievement of their children and their schools, the more likely they are to be involved in their local schools and the public school system. Equipped with information on academic results and teacher quality, parents and community members can make better decisions and choices. For these reasons, States and LEAs receiving Title I funds must prepare and disseminate annual report cards.
What is AYP?
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is the school performance measurement for the federal accountability system No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). AYP is a federal measurement that allows the United States Department of Education to determine how schools are performing academically across the country. In addition, the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA) was enacted by legislature in 2013, and established by the state board through the Wyoming Department of Education. Both accountability systems have the general goal of improving student achievement and to improve the performance of low achieving students specifically.
Under NCLB, our school is measured each year by AYP calculations according to our Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming Students (PAWS). The academic assessment was taken during the 2014-2015 school year, which is the most recent results available at this time.
Our district’s 2014-15 report card for both accountability systems show how our school compared to other schools in our district and state.
AYP status for 2015-2016
The following table shows the status of each of our schools with regards to AYP:
|Gannett Peak (K-3)||Warning Year – not in School Improvement|
|Jeffrey City (K-5)||Not in School Improvement|
|Baldwin Creek (4-5)||School Improvement Year 2|
|Lander Middle School (6-8)||School Improvement Year 2|
|Pathfinder High School (9-12)||Holding: School Improvement Year 4|
|Lander Valley High School (9-12)||Warning Year – not in School Improvement|
Baldwin Creek Elementary
Baldwin Creek did not achieve AYP status according to PAWS. However, the WAEA uses a different set of measures and Baldwin Creek exceeded or met the expectations for all of the data points including growth, equity, achievement, and participation rate.
- School Choice and SES Eligibility letter
- 2015 Comprehensive School Improvement Plan for Baldwin Creek
Lander Middle School
Lander Middle School did not achieve AYP status according to PAWS. However, the WAEA uses a different set of measures and Lander Middle School is meeting expectations.
Pathfinder High School
Pathfinder High School did make AYP for the 2014-2015 school year; however, the four previous years did not make AYP. Pathfinder is currently in official holding status.
- School Choice and SES Eligibility letter
- 2015 Comprehensive School Improvement Plan for Pathfinder HS
As a parent, the No Child Left Behind Act provides an option to transfer your child to another public school within the district with transportation provided; however, FCSD#1 has grade-level campuses and does not provide other school choice options.
- School choice eligibility information and recipients
Title I Supplemental Education Service
SES is now available for eligible Title I students. All eligible students will receive information from their school regarding SES offerings. The following links will give you a list and description of the State approved Supplemental Education Service Providers for our school district. Please contact your child's school with any questions regarding your child's eligibility and enrollment procedures.
Federal Regulations under No Child Left Behind requires that districts in School Improvement Status, Year 2 and beyond offer Supplemental Education Services (SES) to all Title I students who qualify for supplemental services.