Annual Education Report

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April 22, 2016

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for Grand Haven Area Public Schools and our schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws. Our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Instructional Services Director Mary Jane Evink at 616.850.5075 if you need assistance.

The district report is available for you to review electronically here, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school. Each school will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.

These reports contain the following information:

Student Assessment Data – Elementary or middle school assessment results on the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP), high school assessment results on the M-STEP component of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), and assessment results for students with disabilities on Michigan’s Alternative Assessment Program (MI-Access).

  • Presents achievement data for all three tested subjects (English language arts, mathematics, and science) compared to targets for all students as well as subgroups of students
  • Helps parents understand achievement progress within schools and compare these to district and state achievement

Accountability Scorecard – Detail Data and Status
Due to the transition from MEAP tests to the M-STEP test, the accountability portion of the AER is limited to assessment participation and graduation/attendance rates. Full accountability reporting will resume with the 2015-16 AER.

Teacher Qualification Data

  • Identifies teacher qualifications at district and school levels
  • Reports percentage of core academic classes taught by teachers not considered highly qualified to teach such classes

NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

  • Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8

We pride ourselves in providing a comprehensive educational experience. In addition to our core academic programs, we offer a variety of extracurricular and specialty programs to extend and enhance every child’s education. Grand Haven is a community where the school district’s residents have demonstrated great value for education, and have provided support for our programs and outstanding facilities allowing students, and the district in general, to prosper.

In addition, GHAPS partners with a broad range of community organizations to provide supplemental educational and enrichment opportunities for the overall Grand Haven community. Programs are developed to meet the needs of community residents from infants though senior citizens.

We welcome the opportunity to share in your child’s education. Grand Haven Area Public Schools will continue to work daily to ensure "Success for All".


Andrew Ingall,


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