Last Week Missouri School Districts received notification of their APR Results for the 2013-2014 school year.  APR stands for Annual Performance Report and is, for lack of a better tem, a grade card for each school and district in Missouri. 

Fairfax R-3 School District received 138 points out of a possible 138 points and received 100% on its APR Report!  This is a tremendous achievement for our students, teachers and community.  Out of 555 K-8 and K-12 districts in the state that received scores, only 14 scored a perfect 100%.  Last year Fairfax R-3 scored 95.4% on the APR Report. 

The annual performance reports show how well each school and school district is meeting Missouri’s education standards under the state’s accountability system, MSIP 5.  The reports are used to review and accredit Missouri’s school districts. Under MSIP 5, schools and school districts are awarded points based on performance in five areas:  

  • Academic achievement-  (Scores on State Tests)
  • Subgroup achievement (includes minority students, students with limited proficiency in English, students with disabilities, students eligible for free and reduced-price lunches and students receiving special education services)
  • College and career or high school readiness  (ACT Scores, Dual Credits earned by students,  Percentage of graduates going on for further education, etc.)
  • Attendance rate
  • Graduation rate

More than 97 percent of districts earned at least 70 percent of possible points. In all, 56.6 percent of districts raised their APR scores from 2013.   “ Missouri set high expectations for districts ultimately to help children achieve at higher levels,” said Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro. “We are pleased to see many districts are meeting and exceeding these high standards.”