Yates Elementary School

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From the Principal:

Dear Yates Elementary School Families:

We work every day at Yates Elementary School to support the
academic and social success of our students. We track their progress regularly with classroom assessments, teacher observations and student work so that we can individually support them in areas where they struggle or accelerate their learning in areas they have already mastered. Once a year, we also have an opportunity to gauge how well we are doing as a school to help all of our students meet or exceed state standards.

Beginning in third grade, and continuing up through high school, students in Kentucky are assessed annually to see if they have mastered what they need to learn by the end of each school year. Based on their performance on those tests, along with other measures of school quality, the state department of education rates each school.

According to results made public today, our school is steadily improving. I would like to share with you that our school scored 58.4 and was rated Needs Improvement/Progressing under the new accountability system. The best news of all is that we a no longer a Focus School! Our score increased by 4.2 points and we are less than 12 points away from the making it into the Proficient category. We have all the right elements in place to make
significant gains this school year. Our scholars are working hard each day and sharing what they are learning. Our staff is the best and the brightest of
educators and WE believe that all of our scholars WILL learn at high levels. 

Attached to this email is an explanation about how the state calculates our scores. To ensure this information reaches all of our families, hard copies of the information will be sent home when school is back in session next week. Individual student test results are not available yet. We are waiting for the state to send those and we expect to receive them sometime in the next month. When they arrive, each family with a child who was tested last spring will receive a report, along with information about how to interpret the results and help your child continue to grow.

Progress reports went home on yesterday for grades 3-5. Please take some time to review your child’s progress and work with your child’s teacher to be sure that they are on track for excellence. Parent conferences will be held the week of October 26-30, 2015. Our families are crucial partners in this work. Thank you for all that you do to support the success of your children.

Twanjua Jones

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