Adams Annual Report
An Alternative Text: Adams Annual Report
January 27, 2023
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2021-22 educational progress for Adams Elementary. 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 Mark Gronevelt for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following website https://bit.ly/3rBTZKW or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.
For the 2022-23 school year, schools were identified based on previous years’ performance using definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that had at least one underperforming student subgroup in 2018-19. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that had a student subgroup performing at the same level as the lowest 5% of all schools in the state in 2017-18. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance was in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state or had a graduation rate at or below 67% in 2016-17. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no label is given.
Fortunately, our school has not been given one of these labels.
A key challenge for Adams Elementary is ensuring all students’ academic achievement continues to increase in all content areas. We provide interventions and extensions during WIN (What I Need) time in the area of Math and English Language Arts. All students are provided an intervention period that will help them increase their achievement level on Common Core State Standards.
State law requires that we also report additional information that we have included below from the 2020-21 & 2021-22 school years:
PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL
Students in Zeeland are assigned based upon their geographical home location. ZPS also offers school of choice openings, which are placed after the residents of Zeeland are assigned to their home school. Our Spanish Immersion & Balanced Calendar PBL programs are filled on a first come, first served basis and may change the building of choice for students. There are 7 elementary schools in Zeeland and those schools feed into two middle schools, Cityside and Creekside. New Groningen, Roosevelt, ZQuest, and Quincy elementaries feed into Creekside Middle School and eventually to Zeeland West High School. Adams, Lincoln and Woodbridge elementaries feed into Cityside Middle School, and eventually to Zeeland East High School.
THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Over the past three years, the district has been working through steps in the MICIP platform to identify three key goal areas: Student Well-being, Mathematics, and English Language Arts. ZPS elementaries are in the process of implementing Second Step, a social-emotional core learning resource. At Adams Elementary, our focus has been At Adams, our focus has been how to identify strong feelings and using deescalating strategies.. A PreK-12 Math Coalition is working to examine math achievement and instructional practices across the wide. At Adams Elementary, our focus has been to identify key math practices for each grade level. We can then track student progress and use intervention strategies as needed. The district is just beginning to examine ELA data, following an implementation cycle that began 7 years ago to determine strengths and needs. Historically, Adams has scored high in reading and has shown continual growth. Because of Covid, school cancellation and remote learning, this has been an area of growth for us the past two years. We are using many interventions to close the learning gap created by this pandemic.
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH SPECIALIZED SCHOOL
Students in the elementary program at Zeeland Public Schools are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiences in addition to traditional education programs that include special education, Gifted and Talented for 4th/5th grade students, Spanish Immersion, and Zeeland Quest (a K-8, year-round balanced calendar, project-based learning school).
IDENTIFY HOW TO ACCESS A COPY OF THE CORE CURRICULUM, A DESCRIPTION OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION, AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE VARIANCES FROM THE STATE’S MODEL
The Core Curriculum for our school is based upon the State of Michigan Standards and National Common Core Standards. This information is available at our school office or on our district website. Zeeland Public Schools makes sure our students are provided challenging lessons that are consistent across grade levels. A team of Zeeland educators regularly evaluates and revises our curriculum to ensure that classroom lessons meet state requirements for kindergarten through twelfth grade.
THE AGGREGATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS FOR ANY LOCAL COMPETENCY TESTS OR NATIONALLY NORMED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS
IDENTIFY THE NUMBER AND PERCENT OF STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Historically, Adams elementary has roughly 99% participation during parent teacher conferences. This trend continues on the same positive trajectory.
ZPS is proud of the work happening in each building. The commitment of district staff to ensure that all Zeeland students are able to learn in an environment where they feel safe, valued, and loved is evident at all levels. At Adams we are particularly proud of our dedicated and caring staff who put students first. With the partnership of family and community, we take pride in fostering lifelong learners.