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					                    Preston Community School District
                  Annual Progress Report to the Community
                                 2006-2007

This report is a district summary of the 2006-07 school year. The purpose of the report is
to provide meaningful information relating to students, staff, student achievement, and
action taken to achieve district goals. We continuously strive to ensure that all students
are competent in academic and social skills that are critical to success in life and work.
Please take the time to read this report and contact Ann Gomez at 689-4221 to comment,
receive additional copies, or receive more information about anything in this report.

Student Statistics
The Class of 2007 consisted of 35 graduates with 63% planning to pursue a post-
secondary education. Of these graduates, 60% completed a core program of four years of
English/Language Arts and three or more years each of mathematics, science, and social
studies. There were 17 high school graduates(reported) who took the ACT; the average
composite score was 20.5, which compares with the cut score for probable post-
secondary success of 20 and the state average of 22.3. 59% of those students who took
the ACT had a score of 20 or above. The dropout percentage of all students in grades 7-
12 for 2006-07 was 0%; 0% for females, 0% for males, 0% racial, 0% students with
disability. The 2006-07 graduation rate for Preston School District was 96.4286% as
compared to the statewide graduation rate of 90.3%. The 2006-07 K-8 average daily
attendance for Preston School District was 96.9% as compared with the state average
daily attendance of 95.8%.

State and National Comparisons
 The following chart compares our district’s percentage of students proficient on
ITBS/ITED with the state and with the nation:
      Reading                Local                   State                   Nation
      Grade 4                80.7%                  79.91%                    60%
      Grade 8                89.3%                  72.43%                    60%
      Grade 11               61.9%                  75.66%                    60%

      Math                    Local                   State                  Nation
     Grades 4                 83.8%                  80.87%                   60%
     Grades 8                 92.9%                  75.35%                   60%
     Grade 11                 76.2%                  77.83%                   60%

     Science                  Local                    State                 Nation
     Grades 4                 77.5%                   81.7%                   60%
     Grades 8                 96.4%                  82.49%                   60%
     Grade 11                 81.0%                  80.36%                   60%

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Alternate Assessments
Our district must report a second or alternate assessment for one grade in each of the
following three areas. Since we do not have 10 or more students in the categories of race,
free/reduced, migrant, English Language Learners, and Special Education, we do not
have to report the results in those categories.




       Alternate Assessment For Reading
       The Iowa State Collaborative on Assessment (ICAM) was used in the area of
       Comprehending academic texts for the 8th grade. The following chart shows the
       Results. Proficiency is attained by scoring a 41% or higher on the test.

            Test         Percent Proficient       Males Proficient     Females Proficient
        Comprehend            96.5%                   92.9%                 100%
        Academic
        Text


       Alternate Assessment For Math
       The Iowa State Collaborative on Assessment (ICAM) was used in the areas of
       Solving work-related math problems for the 11th grade. The following chart
       Shows the results. Proficiency is attained by scoring a 41% or higher on the test.


             Test        Percent Proficient       Males Proficient   Females Proficient
        Solving Work          85.7%                   72.7%                100%
        Related Math
        Problems


       Alternate Assessment For Science
       The Student Standards (SCASS) test was used in the area of science. Fifth grade
       students were given a situation concerning scientists living in a BIOSPHERE.
       This situation related to content they studied. 100% of all students, 100% of the
       males, and 100% of the females scored proficient on this test.




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Reading, Math, and Science Improvement Goals
Long-range Goal for Reading:
By 2014, all students will perform at the proficient level as measured by district-wide
reading assessments.

Long-range Goal for Math:
By 2014, all students will perform at the proficient level as measured by district-wide
math assessments.

Long-range Goal for Science:
By 2014, all students will perform at the proficient level as measured by district-wide
science assessments.

A correction to our 2005-06 APR:
2005-2006 Annual Improvement Goal for Reading
During the 2005-06 school year, the Preston Junior/Senior High School will increase our
11th grade student achievement in reading as measured on the ITED reading
comprehension test.

2005-2006 Annual Improvement Goal for Reading Met or Not Met
Our goal was not met because:
 2005-06 proficiency percent was 71.4% which was a decrease from the 2004-05 percent
of 75%.

2006-07 Annual Improvement Goal for Reading
During the 2006-2007 school year, the Preston Junior/Senior High School will increase
our 11th grade student achievement in reading as measured on the ITED reading
comprehension test.

2006-07 Annual Improvement Goal for Reading Met or Not Met
Our goal was not met because:
 2006-07 proficiency percent was 61.9% which is a decrease from 2005-06 percent of
71.4%.

Our plan to meet our 2005 and 2006 11th grade reading goals:
Teachers will use reading strategies from district professional development to increase
students’ reading comprehension (including: KU strategies, reading across the content
areas).
Those identified students needing additional reading instruction will attend tutorials
during seminar time.

Annual Improvement Goal for Math for 2006-07
During the 2006-2007 school year, the Preston Junior/Senior High School will increase
our 9th grade student achievement in math as measured on the ITED math assessment.

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2006-07 Annual Improvement Goal for Math Met or Not Met
Our goal was met because:
The percent of our 9th graders who are proficient rose from 77% in 2005-06 to 90% in
2006-07.



Annual Improvement Goal for Science for 2006-07
During the 2006-2007 school year, the Preston Elementary will increase our fourth grade
student achievement in science as measured on the ITBS science assessment.



2006-07 Annual Improvement Goal for Science Met or Not Met
Our goal was not met because:
The percent of 4th graders who are proficient in science decreased from 80% in 2005-06
to 77.5% in 2006-07



Our plan to meet our 2006-07 4th grade science goal:
The classroom teacher will increase student comprehension of science vocabulary and
content material using reading strategies (including: KU strategies, read alouds).
Students will keep and use science journals.



Annual Improvement Goal for Reading for 2007-08
During the 2007-08 school year, the Preston Jr/Sr High School will increase our 11th
grade student achievement in reading as measured on the ITED reading comprehension
test.



Annual Improvement Goal for Math for 2007-08
During the 2007-08 school year, the Preston Jr/Sr High School will increase our 7th grade
student achievement in math as measured on the ITBS math test.



Annual Improvement Goal for Science for 2007-08
During the 2007-08 school year, the Preston Elementary School will increase our 4th
grade student achievement in science as measured on the ITBS science test.


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Additional State Indicators

Research shows that students who attend school daily achieve more academically and
develop skills necessary for future success. On the average, 96% of Preston students were
in attendance each day.

                          2003-04        2004-05           2005-06           2006-07
                       K-12           K-12              K-12              K-12
                       (362 students) (355 students)    (336 students)    (358 students)
More than 20                16                 11              10               11
absences
More than 10 tardies         15               20               29               21
Discipline Referrals        250              239              230              319
Suspensions                  21               10                8               15
Expulsions                    0                0                0                0
Dropouts                      1                1                1                0




Technology Progress

The high school currently has 17 networked PCs in the computer room and a Windows
2000 server that provides network services for all district computers. The room is
composed of two labs for more flexibility for classroom needs. One lab has 11 PCs for
all-purpose general use while the other, geared for multimedia purposes, has 6 PCs along
with 4 scanners. All high school teachers have a networked computer. The high school
media center has 18 networked computers.


The elementary media center has 30 networked computers for student use. All elementary
teachers have one computer for teacher use with some classrooms containing additional
computers for student use; some are networked and some are not, depending on the
purpose and age of the computers.
Both the elementary and high school have LCDs for teachers and staff to use during
classroom instructions and for use in staff development.




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Class Size Reduction

Our district is very concerned that our students receive the earliest possible interventions
that are available. We have Guided Reading in our K-4 classrooms in conjunction with
our reading series where students receive individualized instruction. The elementary has
Title I (K-3) and Reading Recovery (1st grade). The Title I/Reading teacher also uses the
“Read Naturally” reading program which allows identified students (1-4th grades) to
progress at their own speed using leveled reading passages. 4th through 9th grade
teachers use the computer software “Homeroom.com” and “ Skills Tutor” to assess their
students’ math and reading basic skills and create assignments for identified areas of
concern.

Our teachers continue to attend inservices (6 Trait Writing, Olweus Bullying Prevention
Program), workshops(Collaborative Teaching Initiative-AEA 9, Differentiated
Instruction), college summer courses (Everyday Math training) on learning the best
possible teaching techniques.


ITBS/ITED, Gender Trend Data
The following sets of charts show the trends in proficiency scores in reading and math for
3rd and 4th grade and reading, math, and science for 5th,6th, 7th, 8th, and 11th grades.
Proficiency means that the student must have a score of at least 41%. They also show
achievement levels (low, intermediate, high) for those grade levels and those content
areas. By using three years of annual data (2004-05,2005-06,2006-07), the district is able
to track curriculum areas of concern. We do not have more than 10 students in the
categories of race, disabilities, low socioeconomic status, English language learners, or
migrant, therefore the scores are not reported on those categories.
The first set of bars show the total student body. The next set are the scores for females
and the next are the scores for the males.




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            3rd Grade -ITBS Reading Proficiency Scores

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                      All                  Males                Females
2004-05               89.3                   100                    83
2005-06               77.4                   80                     75
2006-07               82.1                  92.3                    73.3




                3rd Grade ITBS Achievement Levels for Reading

       100


       50


        0
               All-                        Males     Males   Males Females Females Females
                       All-2005 All-2006
              2004                          04        05      06     04      05      06
Low            10           23    17.9       0        20      7.7        17   25    26.7
Intermed.      58           48    71.4      71        53     84.6        50   44     60
High           32           29    10.7      29        27      7.7        33   31    13.3




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                3rd Grade ITBS Math Proficiency Scores

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                         All                 Males               Females
2004-05                  90                   100                  83
2005-06                  87.1                 87                   88
2006-07                  92.8                92.4                 93.3




                3rd Grade ITBS Math Achievement Levels

       100


        50


            0
                  All-    All-    All- Males Males Males Femal Femal Femal
                 2004    2005    2006   04    05    06    es04 es05 es06
Low               10      13     7.1    0      13    7.7    17     12      6.7
Intermed.         58      58     75     57     47    61.6   58     69      86.6
High              32      29     17.8   43     40    30.8   25     19      6.7




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             4th Grade ITBS Reading Proficiency Scores

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                       All                    Males               Females
2004-05                85                      89                     82
2005-06                95                      100                    92
2006-07               80.7                    85.7                    76.4




                        4th Grade Reading Achievement Levels

       100


       50


        0
                                             Males     Males   Males Females Females Females
              All- 2004 All-2005 All- 2006
                                              04        05      06     04      05      06
Low              15          5     19.4       11         0     14.3        18   8     23.5
Intermed.        65          70    67.8       78        75     78.6        55   67    58.8
High             20          25    12.9       11        25      7.1        27   25    17.6




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                4th Grade Math Proficiency Scores

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                    All                   Males                   Females
2004-05             90                     100                      82
2005-06            94.8                    100                      91
2006-07            83.8                   85.7                      82.3




                          4th Grade Math Achievement Levels

       80
       60
       40
       20
        0
                                         Males      Males   Males    Females Females Females
            All 2004 All 2005 All 2006
                                          04         05      06        04      05      06
Low           10          5     16.1       0          0     14.3         18     9     17.6
Intermed.     60          68    54.8      56         75      50          64    64     58.8
High          30          26    29        44         25     35.7         18    27     23.5




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              5th Grade Reading Proficiency Scores

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                       All                 Males                   Females
2004-05               96                    100                      92
2005-06              85.7                   89                       83
2006-07               75                   87.5                     66.7




                    5th Grade ITBS Reading Achievement Levels

       100


       50


        0
                                          Males      Males   Males Females Females Females
             All 2004 All 2005 All 2006
                                           04         05      06     04      05      06
Low             4          14    25         0         11     12.5          8   17   33.3
Intermed.      79          71    70        82         89      75          77   58   66.7
High            4          14     5        18          0     12.5         15   25     0




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             5th Grade ITBS Math Proficiency Scores

   105
   100
       95
       90
       85
       80
                       All                 Males                   Females
2004-05              96                     100                      92
2005-06              100                    100                      100
2006-07              90                    87.5                      91.6




                    5th Grade ITBS Math Achievement Levels

       100


       50


        0
                                          Males      Males   Males    Females Females Females
             All 2004 All 2005 All 2006
                                           04         05      06        04      05      06
Low             4          14    10         0         11     12.5           8   17      8.3
Intermed.      79          71    70        82         89      75           77   58     66.6
High            4          14    20        18          0     12.5          15   25      25




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              5th Grade Science Proficiency Scores

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                    All                   Males                   Females
2004-05             96                     100                      92
2005-06            95.2                    100                      92
2006-07             80                    87.5                      75




                     5th Grade Science Achievement Levels

       80
       60
       40
       20
        0
                                         Males      Males   Males   Females Females Females
            All 2004 All 2005 All 2006
                                          04         05      06       04      05      06
Low            4          5     20         0          0     12.5         8     8      25
Intermed.     50          62    60        64         67      50          46   58     66.7
High          46          33    20        36         33     37.5         46   33      8.3




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              6th Grade Reading Proficiency Scores

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       80
       60
       40
       20
        0
                     All                  Males                    Females
2004-05              59                     62                       57
2005-06             79.2                    73                       85
2006-07             78.3                   77.8                     78.6




                      6th Grade Reading Achievement Levels

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       50


        0
                                          Males      Males   Males Females Females Females
             All 2004 All 2005 All 2006
                                           04         05      06     04      05      06
Low            41          21    21.7      38         27     22.2         43   15   21.4
Intermed.      44          63    69.6      46         64     77.8         43   62   64.3
High           15          16    8.7       15          9       0          14   23   14.3




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                 6th Grade Math Proficiency Scores

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                     All                   Males                Females
2004-05              89                     92                       86
2005-06             91.6                    100                      85
2006-07             82.6                   88.8                      78.6




                           6th Grade Math Achievement Levels

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        0
                                          Males      Males   Males    Females Females Females
             All 2004 All 2005 All 2006
                                           04         05      06        04      05      06
Low            11          8     17.4       8          0     11.1         14    15     21.4
Intermed.      74          58    65.2      69         73     77.7         79    46     57.2
High           15          33    17.4      23         27     11.1           7   39     21.4




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               6th Grade Science Proficiency Scores

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                     All                   Males                   Females
2004-05              85                     96                       89
2005-06              100                    100                      100
2006-07             65.2                   66.6                     64.3




                      6th Grade Science Achievement Levels

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       50


        0
                                          Males      Males   Males Females Females Females
             All 2004 All 2005 All 2006
                                           04         05      06     04      05      06
Low            15          0     34.7       8          0     33.3          21   0    35.7
Intermed.      78          67    52.2      77         73     66.6          79   62   42.9
High            7          33    13        15         27       0           0    38   21.4




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                     7th Grade Reading Proficiency Scores

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         80
         60
         40
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             0
                            All                  Males                     Females
  2004-05                   81                      87                       69
  2005-06                  85.1                     92                       79
  2006-07                   84                      74.9                    92.3




                           7th Grade Reading Achievement Levels

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        0
                                              Males        Males   Males    Females Females Females
                 All 2004 All 2005 All 2006
                                               04           05      06        04      05      06
Low                19        15       16       13            8      25        31      21      7.7
Intermed.          74        70       72       87           77     66.6       56      64     78.9
High                7        15       12        0           15      8.3       13      14     15.4




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               7th Grade Math Proficiency Scores

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                    All                    Males                   Females
2004-05             81                      93                       69
2005-06             96.3                    92                       100
2006-07             88                     91.7                      84.7




                          7th Grade Math Achievement Levels

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        0
              All      All                Males      Males   Males    Females Females Females
                               All 2006
             2004     2005                 04         05      06        04      05      06
Low          19            4     12         7          8      8.3          31   0      15.4
Intermed.    71           85     60        73         77     66.7          69   93     53.9
High         10           11     28        20         15      25            0   7      30.8




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               7th Grade Science Proficiency Scores

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                        All                    Males                Females
2004-05                 84                      93                       75
2005-06             92.6                        100                      86
2006-07                 96                     91.6                      100




                        7th Grade Science Achievement Levels

       100


       50


        0
                           All                Males      Males   Males   Females Females Females
             All 2004              All 2006
                          2005                 04         05      06       04      05      06
Low            16             7       4         7          0      8.3          25   14     0
Intermed.      71             78     64        73         77     58.3          69   79    69.3
High           13             15     32        20         23     33.3          6    7     30.8




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             8th Grade Reading Proficiency Scores

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                    All                    Males                Females
2004-05             86.9                   81.8                      92
2005-06             80.7                    88                       73
2006-07             89.3                   85.6                      92.8




                     8th Grade Reading Achievement Levels

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        0
              All      All                Males      Males   Males    Females Females Females
                               All 2006
             2004     2005                 04         05      06        04      05      06
Low          13           19     10.7      18         12     14.3           8   27      7.1
Intermed.    78           81     75        64         88     71.4         92    73     78.5
High         29            0     14.3      18          0     14.2           0   0      14.3




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                 8th Grade Math Proficiency Scores

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                     All                   Males                Females
2004-05               83                    91                      75
2005-06              77.5                   81                      73
2006-07              92.9                  92.9                     92.8




                           8th Grade Math Achievement Levels

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        0
                                          Males      Males   Males Females Females Females
             All 2004 All 2005 All 2006
                                           04         05      06     04      05      06
Low             17         23    7.1        9         19      7.1        25    27    7.1
Intermed.       70         58     75       73         56     71.5        67    60   78.6
High            13         19    17.9      18         25     21.4          8   13   14.2




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               8th Grade Science Proficiency Scores

   105

   100

       95

       90

       85
                     All                   Males                Females
2004-05               96                    91                       100
2005-06              96.1                   94                       100
2006-07              96.4                  92.9                      99.9




                       8th Grade Science Achievement Levels

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                                          Males      Males   Males    Females Females Females
             All 2004 All 2005 All 2006
                                           04         05      06        04      05      06
Low             6           3    3.6        9          6      7.1           0    0       0
Intermed.       87         84     75       73         63     57.2       100     100    92.8
High            9          13    21.4      18         31     35.7           0    0      7.1




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              11th Grade Reading Proficiency Scores

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                     All                   Males                Females
2004-05              75                     57                      93
2005-06              71.4                   84                      63
2006-07              61.9                  45.5                     80




                     11th Grade Reading Achievement Levels

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                                          Males      Males   Males Females Females Females
             All 2004 All 2005 All 2006
                                           04         05      06     04      05      06
Low             25         26    38.1      43         16     54.5        17   38     20
Intermed.       71         66    47.6      57         79     36.4        86   50     60
High            4           8    14.3       0          5      9.1        7    12     20




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              11th Grade Math Proficiency Scores

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                    All                    Males                Females
2004-05             89                      86                      92
2005-06             74.3                    79                      69
2006-07             76.2                   72.8                     80




                      11th Grade Math Achievement Levels

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              All      All                Males      Males   Males Females Females Females
                               All 2006
             2004     2005                 04         05      06     04      05      06
Low          11           26     23.8      14         21     27.3        8    31     20
Intermed.    78           54     61.9      71         58     54.6        84   50     70
High         11           20     14.3      14         21     18.2        8    19     10




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             11th Grade Science Proficiency Scores

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                    All                   Males                Females
2004-05             85                     86                      85
2005-06             68.6                   79                      56
2006-07             81                    63.7                     100




                     11th Grade Science Achievement Levels

       80
       60
       40
       20
        0
                                         Males      Males   Males Females Females Females
            All 2004 All 2005 All 2006
                                          04         05      06     04      05      06
Low            15         31     19       14         21     36.4         15   43.7   0
Intermed.      70         54    57.2      71         74     54.6         70   25     60
High           15         14    23.8      14          5      9.1         15   18.7   40




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