Office of the Superintendent


New Reports from the Office of Public Instruction

Friday, October 1, 2010, 11:34 am

The Office of Public Instruction has completed and posted on its web site the reports to the Governor and Legislature that are mandated under 20-9-328, MCA and 20-9-330, MCA.  Here are the report names, abstracts, and links to the full reports.

 

Title: Montana American Indian Student Achievement Data Report, Fall 2010

Agency:  Montana Office of Public Instruction

Abstract:  The Montana American Indian Student Achievement Data Report provides information on the change in standardized test scores, graduation rates, and dropout rates of American Indian students from state fiscal years 2006 through 2010.  The report shows improvement in the number of American Indian students scoring at or above Proficient on the state's criterion-referenced tests in reading, math and science from FY 2006 through FY 2010.  The report also shows that the educational achievement gap in reading and math that exists between American Indian and White students in Montana has narrowed from FY 2006 to FY 2010.  Graduation rates and dropout rates have worsened for American Indian students and White students during the reporting period from FY 2006 to FY 2009.

Weblink:   http://www.opi.mt.gov/pdf/IndianEd/HotTopics/10IndianEdStudentDataRpt.pdf

 

Title: At-Risk Students Report, September 2010

Agency:  Montana Office of Public Instruction

Abstract:  The At-Risk Students Report provides information on the change in standardized test scores, graduation rates, and dropout rates of at-risk students from state fiscal years 2006 through 2010.  The legislature appropriated $5 million annually to schools for the At-Risk Student payment in FY 2007, FY 2008 and FY 2009.  The payment, which is distributed in the same manner as federal Title I monies, was not funded for FY 2010 and FY 2011.  Trends show indications of an overall increase in percentages of economically-disadvantaged students scoring at or above Proficient on the state's criterion-referenced tests in reading, math, and science from FY 2006 through FY 2010.  The report also shows isolated examples of a narrowing of the educational achievement gap between students in Title I Schools and the All Schools set.  Graduation rates and dropout rates have worsened for students in both Title I Schools and All Schools during the reporting period from FY 2006 to FY 2009.

Weblink:  http://www.opi.mt.gov/pdf/Measurement/10SeptAt_Risk_Rpt.pdf

For more information, contact Sue Mohr, Measurement and Accountability Division, 406-444-0793