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2 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report Mission Statement The mission of the Fort Dodge Community School Message from District is to encourage and assist each individual Superintendent to achieve his/her level of educational excellence. To accomplish this mission, community input will be Doug Van Zyl used to develop goals and action plans that include prudent allocation of necessary resour ces. Vision StatementIt’s hard to believe that I have had the pleasure ofbeing a part of the Fort Dodge Community School Dis- In order to realize high student achievement,trict for a year; many wonderful things have taken every learner experiences an engaging curriculum inplace over that period of time. We have had students a caring learning community every day.excel in the classroom; our graduation rate is thehighest it has ever been; the percentage of students Belief Statementsscoring proficient in the area of reading from gradesthree to four has increased in all our elementary Schools should be a positive, safe, caring, and nurturing environment where all persons are respected, and learn-schools; and our students are excelling in many other ing is the number one priority.areas. Whether they are on the field, court, mat,pool, diamond or in the fine arts arena, our studentshave reached state levels and have been awarded hon- The achievement of a quality education re quires a col- laborative sharing by students, families, community andors and recognitions that show the dedication and schools that promotes and supports an education that iscommitment that each student and team has given to in the best interest of all students.their area.The Fort Dodge Community School District is a won- The focus of our learning program should be to developderful place, and I am excited about what we have each student’s ability to communicate, think critically,accomplished and what we have yet to do. The Fort and effectively work with others.Dodge Community School District is a district that Ifeel we all should be very proud of. We have great Each student should leave our schools equipped with thestudents, a high-quality staff and a community that necessary skills to live and actively participate in a dem-supports us. This looks to be a great year in the Fort ocratic as well as a global society.Dodge Community School District, and I truly believein what we are doing and the initiatives to make im-provements to grow with the community. If you haveany questions or concerns feel free to contact me orany of our administrators. Our Schools. Our Community. Our Pride.
3 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report Points of P.R.I.D.E. Butler elementary school has been removed from the This past year a network upgrade was made at the high “School in Need of Assistance” list; the percentage of stu- school which included a wireless public network which dents proficient on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) allows guests and students to use their own personal devic- met the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. es and have internet access as well as access through the school owned computers. The percentage of 2010-11 4th graders proficient in read- ing, as measured by ITBS, in all elementary schools ex- All elementary students, teachers and administrators par- ceeded the percentage of the same group of students in ticipated in the “Go the Distance Day” on the last day of 2009-10 when they were 3rd graders. school for the 2009-10 school year. The activity promotes health and physical fitness. The percentage of students proficient in 3rd grade in reading, as measured by ITBS, in all buildings is the high- A high school freshman was recognized for scoring in the est it has been in the past 7 years. top 1 percent in the country on the ACT and was honored at the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center. Fair Oaks Middle School held its first Family Fitness day in conjunction with Child Abuse Awareness Month to Four Senior High Band students received All-State music promote Healthy Family Activities, walking a total of honors; one student participated in All-State all four years 1,173 miles. of high school. Six Phillips Middle School Band students were selected Eight Senior High band students were selected for the NCI- for the NCIBA honor band. BA (North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association) district honor band.We demonstrate... Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence Fort Dodge Senior High Large Group Speech advanced six Three fourth grade Talented and Gifted students won merit teams to state. awards at the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center’s Vi- sion of Inventiveness contest. Dodger baseball, softball, and bowling teams advanced to the State tournament. Five 7th/8th grade Choir student’s were accepted into Opus Honor Choir. This group represents 400 outstanding Twenty-eight new students were inducted into the Nation- middle school vocalists in the State of Iowa. al Honor Society at Fort Dodge Senior High. Senior High Marching Band received a “1” at state competi- 2011 graduates of Fort Dodge Senior High received over tion. $800,000 in scholarship awards. Senior High Jazz Lab received a Division One rating at Fifty-one Phillips Middle School 8th grade students re- State Jazz contest for the 8th year in a row. ceived the Presidential Academic Award last year. Ninety-three Senior High students qualified for recognition Phillips Middle School PBIS (Positive Behavior Interven- in either science, math, or both at the annual Math-Science tion and Supports) team received the Honor School recognition at FDSH. Award from the Iowa Department of Education.
4 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report ENROLLMENT Central Administration INFORMATION Doug Van Zyl ● Superintendent Enrollment for 2010-2011 Robert Hughes ● Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Fort Dodge Elementary . . . . . . . . . . 1,379 and Administrative Services Butler Elementary . . . . .. 345 Jack Christensen ● Director of Finance Cooper Elementary . . . . . 236 Chris Darling ● Director of Operations Duncombe Elementary . . 262 Marcy Harms ● Director of Student Services Feelhaver Elementary . . . 220 Brenda Janssen ● Director of Food Services, Taher Hillcrest Elementary . . . . 138 Ashton Newman ● Director of Communications and Riverside Elementary .. . . 178 Community Relations Fair Oaks Middle School . . . . . . . . . 516 Jeremy Pearson ● Information Technology Supervisor Phillips Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . 503 Lis Ristau ● Director of Special Needs Senior High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,083 Dr. Sue Wood ● Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Alternative High School . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Assessment TOTAL ENROLLMENT . . . . . . . . 3,537*Does not include preschool grant, open enrollment or Support Services supplemental weighting. Shane Albrecht ● Owner Construction Manager Rosie Ellendson ● K-6 Reading Coordinator, Title I Travis Filloon ● Site Manager—Maintenance Marcy Harms ● ELL Claudia Harms ● New Teacher Mentoring, Induction Diane Jass ● Systems Administrator Corey Moody ● Student Mentoring Tammy Oester ● Site Manager—Bus Sheri Schill ● BLAST After School Program Angel Gunderson ● Information Technology Specialist Nick Dencklau ● Information Technology Specialist Dr. Sue Wood ● TAG, Title I Number of Students Per Grade Level Per Sub-Group 2011-2012 Board of EducationThe data below will assist in the interpretation ofcharts and graphs on the following pages. Stu Cochrane Kevin Rogers Grade Grade Grade Jan Merz Deb Peterson 4 8 11 Bill Kent Matt Wagner All Students 239 247 273 Low Socio-economic 149 126 97 Brian Forsythe (SES) African American 21 28 13 Note: To assist in understanding the graphs and charts on the following pages, a Glossary of Assessment Terms Hispanic 19 13 6 is found on page 20 of this document. Special Education (IEP 33 40 46
5 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress ReportOur Elementary Schools a place where all children can learnO ur elementary program is designed to provide students with the essential elements on which to build a successful educational career. A clear, well-articulated and developmentally-appropriate curriculum is the strength of our schools. Our five elementary schools house gradesK-4 and provide students with instruction in basic skills such as literacy, mathematics, the scienc-es, social studies, and technology. To prepare for kindergarten, a District preschool program isavailable to all children in the community and housed within two of our elementary buildings. An-other preparation program, Transitional Kindergarten, is available for 5-year-old children to pro-vide them the emotional, academic, and social skills needed before entering kindergarten.Our curriculum is aligned across the District and encourages learning through the Iowa Core Curriculum. Classesmeet with special teachers in the areas of physical education, health, music, art, library-media, and computer.Self-development skills and formative assessment are important areas of focus. Elementary students meet withteachers for small group instruction every day based on their reading levels.Technology is introduced to our students as early as kindergarten. Technology education includes becoming famil-iar with keyboarding and computer programs, learning how to create presentations, using the internet for re-search, and writing and presenting reports. Recently, our 2010-2011 kindergarten class used Flip cameras to videoand assess a public speaking presentation. Our basic program is also enriched by such activities as field trips,guest presentations, special events, and assemblies to applaud students for academic accomplishments. Cooper Elementary third grade students present reports on “Famous American People” as parents and teachers look on.
6 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress ReportOur Middle Schools a place to grow, explore, share, and develop each student’s unique potentialO ur two middle schools, Fair Oaks (grades 5-6) and Phillips (grades 7-8) provide students with a well-rounded and rigorous curriculum. In addition to the core classes of English, math, science, social studies, and read-ing, our students’ academic day includes opportunities in physical education, music, art, technology, family and con-sumer science, health, and foreign language.Our middle school team structure provides opportunities for individual instruction and support. Students learneach day with the same group of teachers and students, allowing them to work daily in a cohesive and familiar en-vironment. Students have one homeroom teacher and then move to different classrooms within their teamthroughout the day. Students develop a feeling for working with multiple staff members and movement from onearea to another. Middle school provides students opportunities for maximum growth and understanding of majorideas and disciplines. Students are encouraged to develop independent learning skills and explore special inter-ests.Throughout their middle school years, students may also elect to take performing arts such as band, orchestra, orchoir. Instrumental music lessons are also offered to all students. Students may also elect to participate in con-certs, musicals, and several performing groups, giving them opportunities to showcase their training and abilities.Students at Phillips may also choose to be involved in athletics and various clubs. Athletic opportunities allow stu-dents to compete and travel at a state level, preparing them for the variety of activities and involvement opportu-nities offered at the Senior High.A highlight of the middle school experience is the Phillips Middle School offers 10 different athletics for boys andopportunity to participate in music throughout grades 5-8. girls to participate in. Pictured above is the Phillips football team.
7 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress ReportOur High Schoolwhere all learners are challenged to pursue excellenceW ith over 200 courses from which to choose, Fort Dodge Senior High has a reputation for offering one of the most extensive learning experiences in the area. Our high school’s comprehensive program is designedfor students in grades nine through twelve with diverse abilities and goals.Our program includes advanced placement (AP) courses, honors classes, several opportunities for concurrent col-lege credit from Iowa Central Community College, postsecondary enrollment options, as well as vocational articula-tion and health occupations classes. Our broad choice of electives allows students to prosper in relation to theirinterests and future plans. Each year Vocational Technology students receive conference and state recognition for their expertise and skills. The Board of Education frequently recognizes students for their accomplishments. Above, the Board congratulates a student after receiving an academic merit award. Students involved in Computer Programming design iPhone Apps for the Apple market while learning programming and design skills.
8 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress ReportEach year the Comprehensive School Improvement/Equity Advisory Team, a committee comprised of community members, parents,teachers, and administrators, analyzes student data and develops annual student achievement goals for the District. The following pag-es illustrate the District’s progress toward the achievement of the goals. Each of the five goals includes indicators, or criteria, which willmeasure the success toward the goal. For a complete look at the achievement of students in grade levels not represented in the chartsand graphs in this document, please visit the website: https://www.edinfo.state.ia.us/data/aprchart.aspGoal 1: Achievement in Reading will improve for all students grades K-12 Indicator 1: Student achievement as measured by the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED) will improve. Grade 4 ITBS Reading Comprehension - Spring 2011 Iowa Test of Basic Skills - Percent Proficient 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 State Goal 70.0% 70.0% 76.0% 76.0% 76.0% 82.0% 88.0% 94.0% 100.0% All students 65.8% 76.3% 61.8% 75.0% 75.6% 73.3% Low SES 54.4% 66.4% 54.6% 66.1% 70.9% 65.0% African American 43.3% 60.6% 38.5% 65.4% 62.6% 65.0% Hispanic 62.7% 69.2% 66.6% 73.7% 73.6% 52.6% IEP 12.2% 31.4% 16.7% 31.6% 44.8% 28.1%The chart above illustrates the achievement of 4th graders in the District including the sub-groups of low socio-economic students (SES), AfricanAmerican, Hispanic, and students with Individual Education Plans (Special Education students). The blue line represents the State trajectory, orstate goal. Students are proficient if they score at or above the 41 st percentile. Although African American students saw an increase in the per-cent proficient, other sub-groups did not. The goal was not met. The chart below represents achievement of the District’s 8th graders. At both the4th and 8th grade level, an achievement gap continues to exist between “all” students and students in the sub-groups. The goal was not met. Grade 8 ITBS Reading Comprehension Data - Spring 2011 Iowa Test of Basic Skills - Percent Proficient 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 State Goal 66.7% 66.7% 73.3% 73.3% 73.3% 80.0% 86.7% 93.3% 100.0% All students 60.2% 62.9% 62.5% 64.7% 64.3% 62.6% Low SES 44.5% 47.7% 54.4% 50.4% 59.5% 50.4% African American 39.3% 28.0% 45.0% 43.3% 45.5% 30.4% Hispanic 46.2% 46.2% 52.9% 42.9% 38.5% IEP 12.0% 13.1% 14.2% 18.2% 32.5% 10.5%
9 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report Grade 11 ITED Reading Comprehension Data - Spring 2011 Iowa Tests of Educational Development - Percent Proficient 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 State Goal 74.2% 74.2% 74.2% 79.3% 79.3% 79.3% 84.5% 89.7% 94.8% 100.0% All students 72.1% 78.6% 77.3% 74.3% 72.9% 70.7% 69.5% Low SES 58.4% 57.6% 63.1% 53.9% 58.9% 58.5% 67.9% African American 35.6% 56.4% 50.0% 56.2% 40.9% 40.0% 50.0% Hispanic 45.4% 46.2% 69.2% 63.6% 63.6% 66.6% IEP 27.3% 21.7% 24.4% 18.0% 15.0% 11.4% 25.0%The percent of low SES, African American, Hispanic, and IEP students proficient in reading at grade 11 increased. However, thepercent of all students proficient decreased slightly. The goal was not met. Indicator 2: The percentage of students in grades K-4 who are reading at grade level as measured by the Fountas and Pinnell leveling assessments and Phonological Awareness Tests will increase.The chart below illustrates the percentage of students reading at grade level as measured by the Fountas and Pinnell leveling assess-ment. The percent of students reading at grade level at Kindergarten is the same as in 2009-10. More students are reading at gradelevel in grades 1, 2 and 4, with 1% fewer in grade 3. The goal was met in all grade levels except grade 3. Percent of Students Reading at Grade Level 2006 - 2011 (Fountas and Pinnell Leveling) 100 80 60 40 20 0 Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 2006-2007 90 62 57 64 70 2007-2008 99 83 58 70 69 2008-2009 98 80 69 70 77 2009-2010 98 77 64 54 75 2010-2011 98 85 70 53 76Results of Phonological Awareness Assessment: Students in grades kindergarten and first take the Phonological Awareness Testto determine readiness for reading. Sub-tests of the test include rhyming, deletion, blending, and segmentation. The percentage ofstudents exhibiting readiness for reading decreased slightly on every sub-test. The goal was not met.
10 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report Indicator 3: Using cohort groups, the percentage of students in grades 1-8 who read fluently at grade level as measured by “Words Per Minute” and comprehend at the “Independent Level” on the Basic Reading Inventory will increase. 2011 Basic Reading Inventory Cohort Group 2009-10 2011 Basic Reading Inventory Cohort Group 2009-10 % Proficient in Fluency 2010-11 % Proficient in Comprehension 2010-11 100% 93% 93% 93% 96% 100% 90% 93% 86% 87% 87% 84% 85% 80% 72% 80% 72%70% 75% 64% 62% 61% 63% 60% 56% 47% 60% 54% 44% 40% 40% 40% 20% 20% 0% 0% Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade 2 3 4 6 7 8 2 3 4 6 7 8The charts above illustrate the achievement of cohort groups (the same students) as they move from one grade to the next. For exam-ple, more students were reading fluently as 4th graders than when they were 3rd graders. More students were comprehending at theindependent level as 3rd graders than when they were in 2nd. Due to a change in the way fluency and comprehension are calculatedbetween 4th and 5th grades, no cohort data is available for 5th grade. 6 Traits Reading District Developed Vocabulary Grades 8 and 11 Assessment Percent Proficient Percent Proficient 2006-2011 Cohort Groups Grades 1-4100% 100% 93% 92% 94% 92% 93% 94% 79% 80%80% 80% 80% 70% 70% 58% 62% 60% 55% 60% 54% 50% 54% 46% 47% 40% 40% 28% 24% 20% 20% 0% 0% 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 1st Gr. 10-11 2nd Gr. 10-11 3rd Gr 10-11 4th Gr. 10-11 8th Grade 11th Grade Indicator 4: The percentage of students in grades 8 and Indicator 5: Using cohort groups, the percentage of stu- 11 who are reading at the proficient level on the 6 Traits dents in grades 1-11who are proficient on the District Reading Assessment. generated vocabulary test will increase.More students were proficient on the 6 Traits Reading Assess- The chart above illustrates the growth of the same students fromment in grade 8 and grade 11 in 2010-11. The goal was met. year to year on the vocabulary assessment. For example, 2nd graders in the 2010-11 school year (10-11) saw a 2% increase in the percent of students proficient from when they were in 1st.
11 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress ReportGoal 2: Achievement in Math will improve for all students grades K-12 Indicator 1: The percentage of students who score at the proficient level or above (41 st percentile or above using national norms) on the ITBS Math Problem Solving and Data Interpretation in grades 3-8 and ITED Math Total test in grade 11, including data disaggregated by subgroup, will increase. Grade 4 ITBS Math - All Students - Spring 2011 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 State Goal 68.3% 68.3% 74.7% 74.7% 74.7% 81.0% 87.3% 93.7% 100.0% All students 75.8% 75.7% 68.5% 73.4% 75.6% 70.2% Low SES 68.8% 66.3% 59.1% 65.4% 70.9% 64.2% African American 66.7% 54.5% 53.8% 53.8% 62.6% 45.0% Hispanic 56.4% 46.2% 88.8% 73.6% 52.6% IEP 53.6% 34.4% 23.0% 38.6% 44.8% 15.6%The chart above illustrates the achievement of 4th graders in the District including the sub-groups of low socio-economic students(SES), African American, Hispanic, and students with Individual Education Plans (Special Education students). The blue line repre-sents the State trajectory, or state goal. Students are proficient if they score at or above the 41st percentile on the Iowa Tests of BasicSkills.. All categories saw a decrease in the percent of students proficient.The chart below represents achievement of the District’s 8th graders. An achievement gap exists between “all” students and sub-groups. All categories saw a decrease in the percent of students proficient. The goal was not met for grades 4 and 8. Grade 8 ITBS Math Data - All Students - Spring 2011 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 State Goal 65.0% 65.0% 72.0% 72.0% 72.0% 79.0% 86.0% 93.0% 100.0% All students 65.8% 69.7% 66.4% 68.0% 72.0% 66.5% Low SES 51.6% 51.9% 57.2% 60.8% 66.1% 55.5% African American 28.6% 37.5% 50.0% 46.7% 36.3% 34.8% Hispanic 46.2% 53.9% 70.0% 85.7% 53.9% IEP 8.0% 16.7% 32.6% 16.3% 45.2% 26.4%
12 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report Grade 11 ITED Math Data - Spring 2011 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 State Goal 74.2% 74.2% 79.3% 79.3% 79.3% 84.5% 89.7% 94.8% 100.0% All students 78.3% 77.3% 70.0% 73.4% 71.5% 70.4% Low SES 60.0% 64.3% 52.1% 57.0% 51.7% 67.9% African American 56.3% 35.0% 37.5% 68.1% 36.4% 40.0% Hispanic 54.5% 61.6% 69.3% 36.4% 100.0% IEP 19.6% 29.3% 12.2% 30.0% 16.7% 30.0%Low SES, African American, Hispanic and IEP students saw an increase in the percentage of students proficient in math and met thegoal. However, the category of all students fell slightly below the 2009-10 percent proficient. The goal was not met. Indicator 2: The percentage of students in Math Benchmarks Met 2007-2011 grades K-3 who meet the math problem 100.0 solving benchmarks will increase. The chart to the left illustrates that the percentage of students 80.0 who met the math benchmarks as measured by districtwide assessments grew at grades K-2, but decreased at grade 3. The 60.0 goal was not met. Math Exemplars and 40.0 11th Grade Districtwide Math Assessment 2007 - 2011 20.0 100 0.0 80 Knd. Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 2007-2008 96.0 89.0 87.0 80.0 2008-2009 96.2 89.5 87.5 70.6 60 2009-2010 96.0 83.0 81.0 72.0 2010-2011 99.0 94.0 83.0 66.0 40 Indicator 3: The percentage of students in grades 20 4, 6, 8 and 11 who score at the proficient level or above on the District developed mathematics assess- ment will increase. 0 Grade 4 Grade 6 Grade 8 Grade 11As illustrated in the chart to the right, gains were made in 2007-08 70 75 80 56achievement on the District developed math assessment at grade 2008-09 52 67 57 5311, but slight decreases occurred in grades 4, 6 and 8. The goal 2009-10 87 87 89 38was met at grade 11, but not grade 4, 6, and 8. 2010-11 83 86 88 42
13 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report Grade 4 ITBS Science - Spring 2011Goal 3: Achievement in Science will improve for all stu-dents grades K-12. 100% Indicator 1: Student achievement, as measured by 80% the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and Iowa 60% Tests of Educational Development (ITED), will improve. 40%The charts to the right illustrate student achievement in science 20%as measured by the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Iowa Testsof Educational Development. Students in grade 4 and 11 saw a 0% 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11decrease in achievement, while students at grade 8 experienced All students 77.1% 74.7% 73.2% 79.5% 72.9%an increase. The goal was not met. Low SES 68.7% 69.0% 65.2% 72.3% 68.0% African Amer. 51.6% 53.8% 52.0% 75.1% 69.0% Indicator 2: The percentage of students in grades Hispanic 56.4% 53.9% 55.5% 68.4% 57.9% IEP 40.1% 50.0% 51.8% 55.2% 31.3% 8 and 11 who score at the proficient level or above on the District developed science assessment will increase.) Grade 8 ITBS Science Data - Spring 2011At the top of the next page are charts illustrating student 100%achievement on the District developed science assessments.89% of the students were proficient in 8th grade, while 76% of 80%11th grade students were proficient on the assessment. Thedata indicates an increase at both grade 8 and 11. The goal was 60%met. 40% 20% Actions Being Taken To Improve Student Achievement 0% 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11The major focus of the 2011-2012 Professional Development All students 73.0% 71.5% 81.3% 72.9% 75.7% Low SES 57.5% 65.5% 76.8% 68.1% 67.0%activities will continue to be devoted to the implementation of African Amer. 40.0% 55.0% 60.0% 36.3% 47.8%formative assessment, a strategy which will allow students to Hispanic 46.2% 69.2% 82.4% 57.1% 46.2%gain immediate descriptive feedback to assist them in areas of IEP 34.4% 44.9% 50.9% 48.9% 44.7%deficiency in all content areas. Teachers, at all grade levels, willcontinue to learn and implement reading strategies that willassist struggling learners. They will also study and implement Grade 11 ITED Science Data - Spring 2011differentiated instruction to accommodate the needs of the 100%brightest students in the District as well as meeting the needs ofthose students who need assistance. At all levels, programs are 80%in place to assist those students not proficient in reading. Stu-dents in grades K-4 receive small group flexible instruction and 60%interventions. Students in grades 5-8 who are experiencing 40%difficulty will experience 30 minute intervention periods eachday. Data generated from the Skills Iowa software program 20%will assist teachers in identifying specific student needs. A Pre-K-12 study of math will be conducted to determine actions that 0%need to be taken to improve math achievement at all levels. All 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 All students 79.3% 76.9% 76.6% 72.9% 72.7%teachers in grades K-1 will be implementing Cognitively Guid- Low SES 70.0% 60.2% 66.3% 60.7% 67.5%ed Instruction in the area of mathematics. Students at the mid- African Amer. 55.0% 59.4% 50.0% 50.0% 30.0% Hispanic 81.8% 46.2% 61.6% 45.5% 66.6%dle and high school participate in Second Chance Reading, IEP 31.7% 32.0% 32.5% 20.0% 35.9%Read 180 and System 44 classes.
14 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report Districtwide Science Assessment Grade 8 Districtwide Science Assessment Grade 11 2005-2011 2005-2011 100 100 89 84 86 77 89 74 75 74 75 80 80 73 76 67 60 60 40 40 20 20 0 0 2005- 2006- 2007- 2008- 2009- 2010- 2005- 2006- 2007- 2008- 2009- 2010- 06 07 08 09 10 11 06 07 08 09 10 11 Percent Percent 73 67 89 77 86 89 74 75 74 84 75 76 Proficient ProficientGoal 4: All students grades K-12 will be proficient in the use of technology. Indicator 1: The percentage of students at grade 8 and 11 who score at the proficient level or above on the In- foSource technology assessment will increase. Indicator 2: The percentage of students at grades K-8 who were proficient on grade level technology benchmarks will increase.The chart below illustrates student performance on the technology indicators listed above. For the first time, stu-dents in grade 8 were assessed using the InfoSource technology assessment, so this year represented a baseline datayear. 41% of students at grade 8 were proficient. Fewer students were proficient on the assessment at grade 11 forthe 2010-11 year than the previous year. The goal was not met at grade 11. No data was available concerninggrade level technology benchmarks. Results of ACT Technology Assessment 2006-2011 The American College Test (ACT) was taken by 137 100 Fort Dodge Senior High students. The overall compo- 80 site score was 22.5 compared to the State average of 22.3. This represents a .6 increase over the 2009-10 60 school year. Twenty-nine percent of all students tak- 40 ing the ACT test at Fort Dodge Senior High met the 20 college readiness benchmarks in all four areas tested on the ACT including English, Mathematics, Reading 0 % of students at % of students in % of students in grades K-8 who and Science. This compares to 31% at the State level. grade 8 who grade 11 who scored at proficient scored at proficient were proficient on grade level This is a 7% increase from the 2009-10 school year. level on local level on local technology assessment 2006- assessment 2006- benchmarks 2006- 2011 2011 2011 2006-2007 85.5 2007-2008 74 94 2008-2009 66.1 95 2009-2010 63.5 97.9 2010-2011 41 59.2
15 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress ReportGoal 5: All students grades K-12 will experience Indicator 3: The percent of students who feel asa learning environment that is safe, drug free and though students treat others with respect as meas- ured by the 9-12 My Voices Survey will increase.conducive to learning. 17% percent of students at Fort Dodge Senior High feel as Indicator 1: The attendance rate as calculated by the though students treat each other with respect compared to 34% Iowa Department of Education using data from the in 2009-10. The goal was not met. spring BEDS report will meet or exceed the State’s standard. Indicator 4: The number of physical assaults andAs illustrated on the chart below, the K-8 attendance rate im- fights will decrease.proved slightly over the 2009-10 school year, but fell short of The number of physical assaults at the elementary level andthe 95.1 state standard. The goal was not met. grades 5 and 6 increased slightly. Grades 7 and 8 experienced no physical assaults. An increase in physical assaults was ex- perience at grades 9 and 10, but decreased at grades 11 and 12. The number of fights increased slightly at the elementary and grades 7 and 8. A decrease in fights was experienced at grades 5 and 6 as well as at grades 9-12. Indicator 5: The percentage of students in grades 6, 8 and 11 that report no use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs on the triennial Iowa Youth Survey will increase. Note: Data below are reported from the 2008-09 Youth survey. The State administers the Youth Survey every three years. Re- sults of the 10-11 survey were not available at this time. Indicator 2: The graduation rate as calculated by the Fewer students reported no use of alcohol in grades 6, 8 and 11 Iowa Department of Education using data from the in 08-09 as compared with 05-06. spring BEDS report will meet or exceed the State’s standard. More students reported no use of tobacco in grades 6 and 11 in 08-09 as compared with 05-06. Fewer students reported no useThe graduation rate at Fort Dodge Senior High reached 90.5% of tobacco in grade 8 in 08-09 as compared with 05-06.for the 2009-10 school year, the highest ever achieved over thepast seven years and only .2 below the State standard of 90.7% More students reported no use of drugs in grades 6 and 11 in 08-Note: Graduation rate is calculated by the State for the previous 09 as compared with 05-06. Fewer students reported no use ofyear. The goal was not met. drugs in grade 8 in 08-09 as compared with 05-06. The goal was not met. Indicator 6: The number of individual students who are reported as truant for the full day at the ninth and tenth grade level will decrease. Fewer 9th grade students were truant in the 2010-11 school year than in the 2009-10 school year. The goal was met. This year served as a baseline for data for grade 10. Twenty- four students experienced full day truancies at tenth grade. (Full day truancy means that neither the parent or the school has ap- proved the absence.)
16 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress ReportFDCSD Achievement Comparisons to No Child Left Behind ResultsState and Nation The Fort Dodge Community School District continues itsAs evidenced in the charts below, the percentage of Fort designation as a “District In Need of Assistance” underDodge Community School District students considered tobe proficient on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills in grades 4 the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Students did notand 8 and Iowa Tests of Educational Development in meet adequate yearly progress requirements in reading orgrade 11 exceeded the national percentages in reading and math. During the 2009-10 school year, Butler Elementarymath, but were below the State percentages for the and Duncombe Elementary were identified as Schools in2010-11 school year. Need of Assistance because students in those schools did not meet adequate yearly progress in reading during the Percent of Students Grades 4, 8, and 11 Proficient in Reading on ITBS and ITED 2008-09 school year. The District has been notified that 100% Butler Elementary has met adequate yearly progress for 90% all students and sub-groups for the 2010-11 school year 80% and has been completely removed from the School in 70% 60% Need of assistance list. Duncombe Elementary met ade- 50% quate yearly progress for all students, but fell slightly 40% short for low SES students. They will remain on the 30% School in Need of assistance list. Riverside Elementary 20% 10% has been placed on the School in Need of Assistance list 0% 4th Grade 8th Grade 11th Grad e in the area of mathematics. Action plans have been coop- U.S . Students 20 11 60.0% 60.0% 60.0% eratively written between the Iowa Department of Educa- Iowa S tud ents 2011 77.6% 72.6% 77.5% tion and the Fort Dodge Community School District to Ft. Dod ge Stu dents 201 1 73.3% 62.6% 69.5% ensure continued improvement in student achievement in reading and math. Percent of Students Grades 4,8, and 11 Proficient in Math on ITBS and ITED 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 4th Grade 8th Grade 11th Grad e U.S . Students 20 11 60.0% 60.0% 60.0% Iowa S tud ents 2011 79.1% 75.3% 76.8% Ft. Dod ge Stu dents 70.2% 66.5% 70.4% 201 1Note: The State does not require the state and nationcomparison of science ITBS/ITED scores. Local scoresin science can be found on the preceding pages. Per-centages represented in these charts are for all students,not just full academic year students.
17 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report Graduate InformationOf the 272 students graduating in 2011, 80% indicated they would pursue a post-secondary education. Theremaining 20% planned to work full or part time, or join the military. Dropout RateNote: The dropout rate is calculated by the State, and data is reported for the year preceding the date of the current an-nual progress report.The number of students in grades 7-12 considered to have dropped out of school during the 2009-10 school year was 62.This is a decrease of 9 students from the prior year. Of the 62 dropouts, 29 were females, and 33 were males; 51 wereCaucasian, 2 were African American, 7 were Hispanic, and 2 were of multiple ethnicity. Of these students, 13 wereSpecial Education students. Graduate Survey Information Results of Senior Exit Survey Each year a survey is given to exiting seniors to determine their perceptions of their school experience at Fort Dodge Senior High. Data from the survey is used to make changes in programs and curriculum. Note: Only a portion of the results are listed below. For a complete report contact Marcy Harms at 515-574-5678. 80% of the graduating seniors stated that the school made learning interesting by connecting learning to the outside world. 98% of the graduating seniors felt as though teachers were willing to help them. 85% felt as though the teachers held them to high standards and demanded quality work. 85% felt as though they were properly prepared for their future. Teacher Qualifications Post Secondary College ClassesLast year 52% of teachers had taught in the District 11 ormore years, an indication of experience and dedication. During the 2010-11 school year, 28 Iowa Central Com-One hundred percent of our teachers were certified by the munity College concurrent enrollment classes were of- fered at Fort Dodge Senior High. During the first semes-State of Iowa to teach in their field, meeting the Federal ter, 159 students enrolled in 17 courses; during the se-“No Child Left Behind Highly Qualified Teacher” criteria. cond semester, 168 students enrolled in 10 courses; dur- Type of Degree Percent of Teachers ing the third semester, 189 students enrolled in 17 cours- Bachelor’s Degree 51% es; and during the 4th semester, 172 students enrolled in 13 courses. Nineteen students were involved in the post Master’s Degree 49% secondary enrollment option, attending 30 different Doctorate 0% courses on the Iowa Central Community College campus. Forty-two students were enrolled in 63 Flex-net or on- line Iowa Central classes.
18 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report Annual Improvement Goals 2011-2012Goal 1: Achievement in reading will improve for all Goal 3: Achievement in science will improve for allstudents, K-12. students, K-12. Indicator 1: The percentage of students who score at Indicator 1: The percentage of students who score at the proficient level or above (41st percentile or above the proficient level (41st percentile or above using using national norms) on the ITBS Reading Comprehen- national norms) on the ITBS Science Test in grades 3 sion Test in grades 3 through 8 and ITED Reading Com- through 8 and ITED Science Test in grade 11, prehension Test in grade 11, including data disaggregat- including data disaggregated by subgroup, will ed by subgroup, will meet the annual measurable objec- tive developed by the Iowa Department of Education: increase. Indicator 2: The percentage of students in grades 8 Annual Measurable Objectives and 11 who score at the proficient level or above on Grades 3-5 88% students proficient the District developed Science assessment will Grades 6-8 86.7% students proficient Grades 11 89.7% students proficient increase. Goal 4: All students, K-12, will be proficient in the use Indicator 2: The percentage of students in grades K-4 and application of technology. who are reading at grade level as measured by Fountas Indicator 1: The percentage of students at grade 8 and Pinnell Leveling Assessments will increase. and 11 who score at the proficient level on the In- Indicator 3: The percentage of students in grades 8, 11 fosource technology assessment will increase. who are reading at the proficient level on 6 Traits Read- Indicator 2: The percentage of students at grades K-8 ing Assessment will increase. Indicator 4: Using cohort groups, the percentage of who are proficient on grade level technology bench- students in grades 1-11 who are proficient on the District marks will increase. generated vocabulary assessment will increase. Goal 5: All students, K-12, will experience a learning environment that is safe, drug-free, and conducive to learning. Indicator 1: The attendance rate as calculated by theGoal 2: Achievement in math will improve for all stu- Iowa Department of Education using data from thedents, K-12. spring BEDS report will meet or exceed the State’s Indicator 1: The percentage of students who score at the proficient level or above (41st percentile or above standard. using national norms) on the ITBS Mathematics Total Indicator 2: The graduation rate as calculated by the Test in grades 3 through 8 and ITED Mathematics Test Iowa Department of Education using data from the in grade 11, including data disaggregated by subgroup, spring BEDS report will meet or exceed the State’s will meet the annual measurable objective developed by standard. the Iowa Department of Education: Indicator 3: The percent of students who feel as Annual Measurable Objectives: though students treat others with respect as measured Grades 3-5 87.3% students proficient by the 9-12 “My Voices” survey will increase. Grades 6-8 86.0% students proficient Grades 11 89.7% students proficient Indicator 4: The number of physical assaults and Indicator 2: The percentage of students in grades K-3 fights will decrease. who meet the math problem solving benchmarks will Indicator 5: The percentage of students in grades 6, increase. 8, 11 that report no use of alcohol, tobacco, or mariju- Indicator 3: The percentage of students in grades 4, 6, 8 ana on the biennial Iowa Youth Survey will increase. and 11 who score at the proficient level on the District Indicator 6: The number of individual students who identified/developed Mathematics assessment will in- are reported as truant for the full day at the ninth and crease. tenth grade level will decrease.
19 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report The Fort Dodge Community School District Foundation Fort Dodge Alumni Association Through the support of the Fort Dodge Community School District Foundation, the Fort Dodge Alumni Association and the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust, projects such as the following have been funded. (This is not an all inclusive list. Many more projects have been funded by each group.)Foundation Projects State library books for Butler Elementary Flip cameras for Phillips Middle School and Fort Dodge Senior High Strengthening Families project at Fair Oaks Middle School Graphing calculators for Fort Dodge Senior High GPS Heart Monitors for Fort Dodge Senior High. Qomo tablets for Cooper ElementaryAlumni Association Projects Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Authors Program Interactive Student Response System 5 Scholarships for Senior High School Gradu- ates to attend Iowa Central Community College Central Administration Office Feelhaver Elementary School Phillips Middle School 104 South 17th Street · 576-1161 1300 14th Ave. N.· 574-5680 1015 5th Ave. N. · 574-5711 Superintendent: Doug Van Zyl Principal: Bruce Hartley Principal: Dr. Joe Libby Principal’s Administrative Assistant Principal: Jared Smith Butler Elementary School Assistant: Ryan Flaherty Assistant Principal: Mark Johnson 945 S. 18th Street · 574-5882 Principal: Mike Woodall Riverside Elementary School Alternative Program 733 F Street · 574-5740 104 S. 17th Street· 576-7305 Cooper Elementary School Principal: Bruce Hartley Director: Dave Keane 2420 14th Ave. N. · 574-5602 Principal’s Administrative Principal: Dr. Marlene Johnson Assistant: Ryan Flaherty Senior High School 819 N. 25th Street · 955-1770 Duncombe Elementary School Fair Oaks Middle School Principal: David Keane 615 N. 16th Street · 574-5623 416 S. 10th Street· 574-5691 Assistant Principal: Ed Birnbaum Principal: Pat Reding Principal: Dr. Joe Libby Assistant Principal: Dr. Ben Johnson Assistant Principal: Amy Griffin For additional information about this report contact Sue Wood, at 515-574-5640 firstname.lastname@example.org
20 Fort Dodge Community School District 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report A Glossary of Assessment TermsThroughout this report you will find references to various tests, assessments and terms which are defined in this glossary.Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS): A standardized test given to all students grades 2-8. Students are proficient on thetest if they score in the 41st percentile or higher.Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED): A standardized test given to all students in grades 9-11. Students areproficient on the test if they score in the 41st percentile or higher.Basic Reading Inventory: An assessment which requires students in grades 1-8 to read a passage and orally answerquestions about the passage. The assessment yields a score for fluency and comprehension. Students are proficient influency if they read the appropriate words per minute for their grade level. In comprehension, students who miss only 1question out of 10 are proficient.Six Traits Reading Assessment: A test administered to students in grades 8 and 11 that assesses a student’s ability toread a passage and respond to questions that require interpretation, synthesis and evaluation. Students are proficient ifthey score a 3 or higher on a 5 point rating scale.Fountas/Pinnell Leveling: Assessments that are given to students in grades K-4 to determine if students are reading atgrade level. Students read a passage and respond to questions about the passage. The results yield a reading level from A-Z. To be proficient a student must have 90% accuracy, 25% of the time they are self-correcting, and miss only one ofthe comprehension questions.Math Exemplars: A problem solving assessment in which students are given a word problem. They are asked to developa strategy to solve the problem, present the solution in writing, and communicate their thinking as the problem is solved.Students are proficient if they score a 2 or better.Benchmark Assessments: The District has developed standards in each content area that all students should know andbe able to do by the time they graduate from high school. Benchmarks were developed for each grade level to indicatewhere students need to be upon completion of each grade if the standard is to be achieved. Benchmark assessments pro-vide information about a student’s progress on the benchmarks. Students have met the benchmark if they score an 80%or higher on the benchmark assessment.District Developed Assessments: Assessments have been developed by teachers in the District to determine student pro-gress on standards that are not assessed on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Iowa Tests of Educational Development.Proficiency levels vary on each assessment.Cohort Groups: The term Cohort groups refers to measurement of the same students from year to year. As an examplethe same students are reported in grade 3 that are reported in grade 4. This allows for consistency in data analysis. .It is the policy of the Fort Dodge Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, physical attributes, religion, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, actual or potential parental, fami- ly or marital status in its programs, services, and employment practices. If you have questions or grievances related to this policy, please contact Marcy Harms, Director of Student Services, Central Administration Office, 104 South 17 th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, (574-5678) or contact the U. S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Midwestern Division, 10220 North Executive Hills Boulevard, 8 th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64153-1367. (Alternate for Section 504 is Lis Ristau, Director of Special Needs, 515-574-5675). The District’s Compliance Coordinator for Affirmative Action is Robert L. Hughes, Assistant Superintendent, who can be reached at 574-5657 or 104 South 17th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Designated Investigator of Physical/Sexual Abuse of Students by School Employees is Marcy Harms. She can be reached at 574-5678 or 104 South 17th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The alternate is Corey Moody. He can be reached at 574-5469 or 819 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Officer for Harassment Complaints and Allegations is Marcy Harms, Director of Student Services. She can be reached at 574-5678 or 104 South 17th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Revised: 06/11crf