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Brown Middle <strong>School</strong><strong>School</strong> Improvement <strong>2011</strong>-2012Page TwoIn order to improve student achievement in reading at Brown, several actions have been taken.Teachers have aligned classroom instruction to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards, which <strong>the</strong>reading achievement tests measure. They also changed <strong>the</strong> classroom assessments <strong>the</strong>y were using toinclude questions similar to those students will see on <strong>the</strong> state achievement tests. In addition, BrownMiddle <strong>School</strong> has an after-school tutoring program. During this time, students develop and practiceskills that are necessary for success on <strong>the</strong> state tests through completing classroom assignments andusing skill-development software. As <strong>the</strong> new principal, I am working closely with <strong>the</strong> staff to focuson student achievement.We know that education is very important in fulfilling plans you and your child have for <strong>the</strong> future.Here are some things you can do to help your child at home:• Help your child by reviewing assignments• Talk to your child about what he/she is working on at school• Monitor completion of assignments and progress through <strong>the</strong> Pinnacle Parent Internet Viewer• Encourage your child to read at home daily• Build and keep strong ties with your child’s teachers• Participate in Parent Advisory Group meetings• Review report card results by visiting our district website, www.ravenna.portage.k12.oh.us .From <strong>the</strong> District link on <strong>the</strong> left, click on <strong>the</strong> District Report Card link.All of us at Brown Middle <strong>School</strong> are committed to helping every child succeed. We believe allchildren can succeed and are working very hard with your child to meet <strong>the</strong> achievement targets. Yoursupport is needed and valued.Sincerely,]ÉáxÑ{ g|ÅvÉJoseph TimcoPrincipal


Brown Middle <strong>School</strong>228 S. Scranton Street<strong>Ravenna</strong>, Ohio 44266330-296-3849<strong>September</strong> 1, <strong>2011</strong>Dear Brown Middle <strong>School</strong> Parents,As you may know, a federal law known as <strong>the</strong> No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was enacted inJanuary 2002. Under NCLB, schools must make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in academic areas.There are several components used to measure academic growth of every school. For Brown, <strong>the</strong>secomponents include:1. Reading (both achievement test scores and participation rate are counted);2. Ma<strong>the</strong>matics (both test scores and <strong>the</strong> participation rate are counted); and3. Attendance Rate.Each of <strong>the</strong>se components has a target goal that is embedded in State and Federal law. For each gradelevel, test, and student group, a certain percentage of students must achieve grade-level proficiency in<strong>the</strong> subject in order for <strong>the</strong> school to meet its AYP proficiency goal.There are two tests (reading and ma<strong>the</strong>matics) for each tested grade on which ten student groups (allstudents, African American students, American Indian/Native Alaskan students, Asian/Pacific Islanderstudents, Hispanic students, multiracial students, white students, students with disabilities, studentswith limited English proficiency, and economically disadvantaged students) must meet <strong>the</strong>ir goals inorder for <strong>the</strong> school to meet AYP. If at least one group does not meet AYP in ei<strong>the</strong>r test subject(reading or math), <strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong> entire building will not meet AYP in that subject. In order for a school tobe identified for <strong>School</strong> Improvement, it has to miss AYP in <strong>the</strong> same test subject for two consecutiveyears. To get out of <strong>School</strong> Improvement, a school must meet AYP for two consecutive years.Brown Middle <strong>School</strong> is identified as being in <strong>School</strong> Improvement <strong>Year</strong> 4 for <strong>the</strong> <strong>2011</strong>-2012 schoolyear because AYP targets were not met on <strong>the</strong> reading tests for two consecutive years or on <strong>the</strong> mathtests for one year. The good news is that Brown Middle <strong>School</strong> was rated overall as an Effectivebuilding on <strong>the</strong> 2010-<strong>2011</strong> Local Report Card. In addition, <strong>the</strong> overall composite Value-Added scorereflects that students are meeting expected growth rates.Due to a continued focus on adequate yearly progress by <strong>the</strong> federal and state government, manydistricts and schools in <strong>the</strong> State of Ohio have also been identified as being in improvement status. Asa district we are in District Improvement <strong>Year</strong> 4 even though we received <strong>the</strong> rating as an Effectivedistrict overall on <strong>the</strong> report card, and four of our buildings are in school improvement.


Brown Middle <strong>School</strong><strong>School</strong> Improvement <strong>2011</strong>-2012Page TwoIn order to improve student achievement in reading at Brown, several actions have been taken.Teachers have aligned classroom instruction to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards, which <strong>the</strong>reading achievement tests measure. They also changed <strong>the</strong> classroom assessments <strong>the</strong>y were using toinclude questions similar to those students will see on <strong>the</strong> state achievement tests. In addition, BrownMiddle <strong>School</strong> has an after-school tutoring program. During this time, students develop and practiceskills that are necessary for success on <strong>the</strong> state tests through completing classroom assignments andusing skill-development software. As <strong>the</strong> new principal, I am working closely with <strong>the</strong> staff to focuson student achievement.We know that education is very important in fulfilling plans you and your child have for <strong>the</strong> future.Here are some things you can do to help your child at home:• Help your child by reviewing assignments• Talk to your child about what he/she is working on at school• Monitor completion of assignments and progress through <strong>the</strong> Pinnacle Parent Internet Viewer• Encourage your child to read at home daily• Build and keep strong ties with your child’s teachers• Participate in Parent Advisory Group meetings• Review report card results by visiting our district website, www.ravenna.portage.k12.oh.us .From <strong>the</strong> District link on <strong>the</strong> left, click on <strong>the</strong> District Report Card link.All of us at Brown Middle <strong>School</strong> are committed to helping every child succeed. We believe allchildren can succeed and are working very hard with your child to meet <strong>the</strong> achievement targets. Yoursupport is needed and valued.Sincerely,]ÉáxÑ{ g|ÅvÉJoseph TimcoPrincipal


Brown Middle <strong>School</strong>228 S. Scranton Street<strong>Ravenna</strong>, Ohio 44266330-296-3849<strong>September</strong> 1, <strong>2011</strong>Dear Brown Middle <strong>School</strong> Parents,As you may know, a federal law known as <strong>the</strong> No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was enacted inJanuary 2002. Under NCLB, schools must make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in academic areas.There are several components used to measure academic growth of every school. For Brown, <strong>the</strong>secomponents include:1. Reading (both achievement test scores and participation rate are counted);2. Ma<strong>the</strong>matics (both test scores and <strong>the</strong> participation rate are counted); and3. Attendance Rate.Each of <strong>the</strong>se components has a target goal that is embedded in State and Federal law. For each gradelevel, test, and student group, a certain percentage of students must achieve grade-level proficiency in<strong>the</strong> subject in order for <strong>the</strong> school to meet its AYP proficiency goal.There are two tests (reading and ma<strong>the</strong>matics) for each tested grade on which ten student groups (allstudents, African American students, American Indian/Native Alaskan students, Asian/Pacific Islanderstudents, Hispanic students, multiracial students, white students, students with disabilities, studentswith limited English proficiency, and economically disadvantaged students) must meet <strong>the</strong>ir goals inorder for <strong>the</strong> school to meet AYP. If at least one group does not meet AYP in ei<strong>the</strong>r test subject(reading or math), <strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong> entire building will not meet AYP in that subject. In order for a school tobe identified for <strong>School</strong> Improvement, it has to miss AYP in <strong>the</strong> same test subject for two consecutiveyears. To get out of <strong>School</strong> Improvement, a school must meet AYP for two consecutive years.Brown Middle <strong>School</strong> is identified as being in <strong>School</strong> Improvement <strong>Year</strong> 4 for <strong>the</strong> <strong>2011</strong>-2012 schoolyear because AYP targets were not met on <strong>the</strong> reading tests for two consecutive years or on <strong>the</strong> mathtests for one year. The good news is that Brown Middle <strong>School</strong> was rated overall as an Effectivebuilding on <strong>the</strong> 2010-<strong>2011</strong> Local Report Card. In addition, <strong>the</strong> overall composite Value-Added scorereflects that students are meeting expected growth rates.Due to a continued focus on adequate yearly progress by <strong>the</strong> federal and state government, manydistricts and schools in <strong>the</strong> State of Ohio have also been identified as being in improvement status. Asa district we are in District Improvement <strong>Year</strong> 4 even though we received <strong>the</strong> rating as an Effectivedistrict overall on <strong>the</strong> report card, and four of our buildings are in school improvement.


Brown Middle <strong>School</strong><strong>School</strong> Improvement <strong>2011</strong>-2012Page TwoIn order to improve student achievement in reading at Brown, several actions have been taken.Teachers have aligned classroom instruction to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards, which <strong>the</strong>reading achievement tests measure. They also changed <strong>the</strong> classroom assessments <strong>the</strong>y were using toinclude questions similar to those students will see on <strong>the</strong> state achievement tests. In addition, BrownMiddle <strong>School</strong> has an after-school tutoring program. During this time, students develop and practiceskills that are necessary for success on <strong>the</strong> state tests through completing classroom assignments andusing skill-development software. As <strong>the</strong> new principal, I am working closely with <strong>the</strong> staff to focuson student achievement.We know that education is very important in fulfilling plans you and your child have for <strong>the</strong> future.Here are some things you can do to help your child at home:• Help your child by reviewing assignments• Talk to your child about what he/she is working on at school• Monitor completion of assignments and progress through <strong>the</strong> Pinnacle Parent Internet Viewer• Encourage your child to read at home daily• Build and keep strong ties with your child’s teachers• Participate in Parent Advisory Group meetings• Review report card results by visiting our district website, www.ravenna.portage.k12.oh.us .From <strong>the</strong> District link on <strong>the</strong> left, click on <strong>the</strong> District Report Card link.All of us at Brown Middle <strong>School</strong> are committed to helping every child succeed. We believe allchildren can succeed and are working very hard with your child to meet <strong>the</strong> achievement targets. Yoursupport is needed and valued.Sincerely,]ÉáxÑ{ g|ÅvÉJoseph TimcoPrincipal


Brown Middle <strong>School</strong>228 S. Scranton Street<strong>Ravenna</strong>, Ohio 44266330-296-3849<strong>September</strong> 1, <strong>2011</strong>Dear Brown Middle <strong>School</strong> Parents,As you may know, a federal law known as <strong>the</strong> No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was enacted inJanuary 2002. Under NCLB, schools must make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in academic areas.There are several components used to measure academic growth of every school. For Brown, <strong>the</strong>secomponents include:1. Reading (both achievement test scores and participation rate are counted);2. Ma<strong>the</strong>matics (both test scores and <strong>the</strong> participation rate are counted); and3. Attendance Rate.Each of <strong>the</strong>se components has a target goal that is embedded in State and Federal law. For each gradelevel, test, and student group, a certain percentage of students must achieve grade-level proficiency in<strong>the</strong> subject in order for <strong>the</strong> school to meet its AYP proficiency goal.There are two tests (reading and ma<strong>the</strong>matics) for each tested grade on which ten student groups (allstudents, African American students, American Indian/Native Alaskan students, Asian/Pacific Islanderstudents, Hispanic students, multiracial students, white students, students with disabilities, studentswith limited English proficiency, and economically disadvantaged students) must meet <strong>the</strong>ir goals inorder for <strong>the</strong> school to meet AYP. If at least one group does not meet AYP in ei<strong>the</strong>r test subject(reading or math), <strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong> entire building will not meet AYP in that subject. In order for a school tobe identified for <strong>School</strong> Improvement, it has to miss AYP in <strong>the</strong> same test subject for two consecutiveyears. To get out of <strong>School</strong> Improvement, a school must meet AYP for two consecutive years.Brown Middle <strong>School</strong> is identified as being in <strong>School</strong> Improvement <strong>Year</strong> 4 for <strong>the</strong> <strong>2011</strong>-2012 schoolyear because AYP targets were not met on <strong>the</strong> reading tests for two consecutive years or on <strong>the</strong> mathtests for one year. The good news is that Brown Middle <strong>School</strong> was rated overall as an Effectivebuilding on <strong>the</strong> 2010-<strong>2011</strong> Local Report Card. In addition, <strong>the</strong> overall composite Value-Added scorereflects that students are meeting expected growth rates.Due to a continued focus on adequate yearly progress by <strong>the</strong> federal and state government, manydistricts and schools in <strong>the</strong> State of Ohio have also been identified as being in improvement status. Asa district we are in District Improvement <strong>Year</strong> 4 even though we received <strong>the</strong> rating as an Effectivedistrict overall on <strong>the</strong> report card, and four of our buildings are in school improvement.

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