Posted by Wade Schroeder at 11/14/2016
This time of the year, school districts receive their district Annual Progress Report (APR) from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Missouri Department of Education has a set of criteria that they use to determine the level of accreditation for each school district in Missouri. The set of criteria is termed MSIP, and we are now working to meet the standards as determined by MSIP 5. The MSIP 5 Standards have been in place for four years now. That being said, the standardized tests that have been used as one of the areas of measure is still being developed which means the standardized tests that students have been taking the past four years has not been consistent.
The Holden R-III School District has worked to continually improve to meet the district’s goal of reaching 90% on the APR. We are proud to say that over the past four years we have continued to improve as the district has worked to meet the new tougher, more rigorous standards. This year, the district earned a 90.7% which continues a four-year consecutive improvement and is up from 89.6% in 2015. This says a great deal about the students, faculty and staff in the Holden R-III School District as they work to continually improve to be the best they can be.
Please remember to stay up-to-date with all district activities by visiting the district website and as always “SOAR Like an Eagle!”