ZPS Annual Reports

Read the annual report cover letter

 

February 1, 2021   

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2020-21 educational progress for Zeeland Public Schools and our school buildings. The AER addresses the complex reporting required by federal and some state laws. Our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Dr. Brandi-Lyn Mendham, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, if you need assistance.

The District AER is available for you to review electronically, or you may review a copy in the main office of the ZPS Administration Building. Each school will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.

These reports contain the following information:

Teacher Qualification Data

·   Identifies the number and percentage of inexperienced teachers, principals, and other school leaders

·   Reports teachers who are teaching with emergency or provisional credentials

·  Includes teachers who are not teaching in the subject or field for which they are certified

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

Civil Rights Data

·    Provides information on school quality, climate and safety

Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2019-20 school year, schools were identified using definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has a student subgroup performing at the same level as the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state or has a graduation rate at or below 67%. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no status label is given.

 

School Name - Status Label

Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement

Adams Elementary - No Label Given

Lincoln Elementary - No Label Given

New Groningen Elementary - No Label Given

Quincy Elementary - No Label Given

Roosevelt Elementary - No Label Given

Woodbridge Elementary - No Label Given

ZQuest - No Label Given

Continuation of WIN (What I Need) Intervention time to support all student levels of learning.

Continuation of comprehensive literacy instruction including an evidenced-based phonics curriculum.

Focusing on closing the achievement gap for English Language Learners and Special Education subgroups.

Cityside Middle - No Label Given

Focusing on closing the achievement gap for English Language Learners and Special Education subgroups.

Aligning Assessments and Essential Standards by course & content area to increase student achievement focusing on the four PLC questions:

What do we expect students to learn?

How will we know when they have learned it?

How will we respond when students don’t learn it?

What will we do when students already know it?

Creekside Middle - No Label Given

Zeeland East High - No Label Given

Zeeland West High - No Label Given

Venture Academy - No Label Given

Aligning Assessments and Essential Standards by course & content area to increase student achievement focusing on the four PLC questions:

What do we expect students to learn?

How will we know when they have learned it?

How will we respond when students don’t learn it?

What will we do when students already know it? 

Focusing on closing the achievement gap for English Language Learners and Special Education subgroups.


Zeeland Public Schools is proud of our commitment to our students and providing an environment for learning that incorporates our motto of Safe, Valued, and Loved. This year, ZPS staff have provided education both virtually and face-to-face to address the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud of our students and staff for the work and academic achievements made during this worldwide experience.

ZPS continues to strengthen our academic performance and provide social and emotional support to all students. As a district, we are focused on addressing achievement gaps focusing on our English Language Learners & Special Education subgroups. We are proud of all our students and will continue to work to find new and improved ways to ensure Learning For Life!

Sincerely,

Calvin De Kuiper
Superintendent
Zeeland Public School