Annual Education Report

February 3, 2017

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2015-16 educational progress for Oakman Elementary school. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Mr. Mahmoud Abu-Rus for assistance.

The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site: oakman.dearbornschools.org or, you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.  Also, you can find the Combined Data Report at https://goo.gl/LrLJIh

For the 2016-17 year, no new Priority or Focus schools were named; some Priority or Focus schools did exit their status because they met the exit criteria. New Reward schools were identified using school rankings and Beating the Odds information. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap between the highest and lowest achieving 30% of schools. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Reward school is one that has achieved one or more of the following distinctions: top 5% of schools on the Top-to-Bottom School Rankings, top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement metric), or “Beating the Odds” by outperforming the school’s predicted ranking and/or similar schools. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases no label is given.

Our school SCHOOL has not been given any of these labels.

Oakman Elementary is a traditional PK-5 public school institution offering a 21st

century learning environment.

State law requires that we also report additional information.

PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL

The students at Oakman Elementary are assigned to the building based on the Board of Education-adopted boundaries.  In addition to traditional high school and middle school programs, students have other district options, including dual enrollment, the Michael Berry Career Center, the Dearborn Magnet School, the DCMST (Dearborn Center for Math, Science, and Technology), STEM Middle School , Henry Ford Early College, and Henry Ford Collegiate Academy.  These specialized programs are extended to students who meet specific criteria.

THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

The School Improvement Plan for Oakman Elementary is continuously reevaluated.  Students, staff and parents participate in a comprehensive review of student data and collaborate to create a school-wide plan encompassing goals, objectives, strategies, and activities aimed at increasing academic achievement for all students.  Our current academic goals focus on reading, writing, math All of our goals focus on increasing student achievement and reducing all achievement gaps.  These goals align with district initiatives and support our North Central Association/Advanc-Ed Systems-Level Accreditation status that was awarded in 2013 and that will be in effect through June of 2018.

Oakman Elementary is currently in the fourth year of the five year School Improvement Plan. Our school improvement goals for 2016-17 Are:  All students will improve their reading comprehension skills across all content areas; All students will show appropriate growth in arithmetic, computation processes, and problem solving skills, and All students will demonstrate improvement in their writing skills across all content areas.

The state of Michigan develops and reviews a curriculum framework that outlines expectations for student performance and describes the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful in today’s society.  Each district then uses this framework to develop a standards based curriculum.  Dearborn employs the Dearborn

Educational Curriculum (DEC) platform, to house district curriculum documents; all teachers have access to the DEC.  The educators can access their grade/course level to view the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), pacing guides, common core essential questions, resources, lessons, activities and assessments, both formative and summative.  These materials are constantly being updated to ensure close alignment with CCSS and evolving state assessments. Also, please visit our website for more detailed information at https://dearbornschools.org/

According to MI-School data, five year trend data indicates an increase in student achievement in math and reading.  Data review revealed That we have met proficiency targets in ELA, Math, & Social Studies but not Science for all subgroups except the bottom 3o % as measured by the M-STEP.  However, our plan is to continue to work with our students in small groups and offer as many opportunities as possible to accelerate the growth of all of our students. Additional district NWEA data show students gaining in mathematics, reading, language and science.  

Currently We expect and achieve 100% participation during Parent Teacher Conferences as has been the case for the past six years at Oakman Elementary. If parents are unable to meet during parent teacher conferences an alternate day and time are agreed to by teacher and parents.  

Each year we strive to make Oakman School a place where every student feels safe and cared for while receiving a top notch education. Moving forward, our learning plan will always include all stakeholders and draws on our community support while following the vision of our district… Students first… Inspire, Educate, Celebrate.    

Sincerely,

Mahmoud Abu-Rus

Principal

Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D.

Superintendent

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