Insights

Insights is your annual performance report from the Salt Lake City School District. The 2010-11 issue showcases some of the highlights and accomplishments from the previous year. As we strive to wisely invest your taxpayer dollars in these bad economic times and keep you informed about the progress in your public schools, we have decided to reduce costs and save money by publishing this report on our website.

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2010-11 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Results

Reasons to Celebrate
As we conducted an in-depth review of the data used by the state to create Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports, we found the simple reports normally available to the public did not tell the whole story. We wanted to share with you why we think there is reason to celebrate.

Language Arts ScoresThe percentage of students scoring proficient on the language arts CRT is improving. (This graph shows the percentage of students scoring proficient on the language arts CRT)

Math ScoresThe percentage of students scoring proficient on the math CRT is also on the rise. (This graph shows the percentage of students scoring proficient on the math CRT)

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Great Results at Individual Schools
Many Salt Lake City schools have seen dramatic increases in the number of students scoring proficient on CRT tests.

Newman Elementary language artsNewman Elementary School continued its upward trend with strong results, especially in language arts scores for economically disadvantaged students, limited English proficiency students, and student with disabilities.

Hillside Middle math scoresHillside Middle School showed encouraging results in math scores for Hispanic students, economically disadvantaged students, limited English proficiency students, and student with disabilities.

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Understanding AYP
Under the accountability provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) - formerly known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) -- all public schools are evaluated for AYP. The reports are categorized by whole school and numerous student groups based on ethnicity and student demographics and based on the following criteria.
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District AYP Summary
The AYP reports are based on several indicators, including Criterion Reference Test (CRT) scores, test participation rates, and graduation rates. The reports are categorized by whole school and numerous student groups based on ethnicity and student demographics. The following tables show a summary of results for the state, district, and each Salt Lake City school. The "% Proficient" columns show the percentage of students who scored proficient on the Criterion Reference Tests in each subject. The "Improvement" columns show if the school showed improvement over last year in the percentage of students scoring proficient.
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AMAO Letter
This letter to parents explains if the district has made Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO) targets as defined by federal leglislation.
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Additional Highlights

Projects and Awards
Salt Lake City School District schools, employees, and students recieve numerous awards each year. Below are some highlights from the recent past.
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District Budget
The district’s budget is developed, reviewed, and audited each year with a specific purpose: to advocate for all students, provide them with the highest quality education, and prepare them for a future of opportunities. The most often asked questions about the school district budget are: Where do we get our money and how do we spend it?
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Teacher Qualifications
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Student Demographics
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