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Examiner
  • ‘Perfect’ scores for EJC schools

  • Once again, all of the school districts in Eastern Jackson County are perfect, at least in the eyes of the state of Missouri.

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  • Once again, all of the school districts in Eastern Jackson County are perfect, at least in the eyes of the state of Missouri.
    Blue Springs, Independence, Fort Osage, Grain Valley, Lee’s Summit and Oak Grove all received perfect Annual Performance Report scores from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
    Any school district that receives at least 13 out of 14 points on the annual accreditation review are qualified to receive the Distinction in Performance Award. This is the 11th consecutive year that Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit have received the award. Independence and Grain Valley have also received the award multiple times.
    The annual APR takes a variety of areas into consideration including Missouri Assessment Program scores, end-of-course exams, graduation and attendance rates, ACT results, the number of advanced placement courses offered and career education placement.
    To be full accredited, K-12 districts in the state must meet at least nine of the 14 standards. Provisional accreditation is given to schools that earn six out of 14.
    In comparison, the Kansas City School District, which continues to struggle academically, only met 3 out of 14 standards. Meeting less than five standards puts accreditation in jeopardy for any public school district in the state. Currently the district has provisional accreditation. The last two years, Kansas City has met four standards.

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