Making The Grade
MAKING THE GRADE
The Blue Springs School District is proud to announce it has scored a perfect 100 percent on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Annual Performance Report (APR) for the 2017-18 school year.
More than 413,000 third- through eighth-grade students and an additional 175,000 high school students participated in the state’s testing program, leading to more than 1.05 million total assessments being administered to Missouri public and charter school students.
This year’s APR data reflected a slightly heavier focus on non-academic factors such as high school readiness (K-8 districts), college and career readiness (K-12 districts), attendance, and graduation rates. Schools continued to prepare students for success after graduation, with tangible results: more students both participated in advanced placement courses and scored a 3 or better on AP exams, enrollment increased in dual enrollment and Project Lead the Way courses, and a greater number of students earned industry-recognized credentials.