1/20/17 – Howell Public Schools has received a score of 83.33% on its 2015-2016 Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Accountability Scorecard, which was released today. The district earned the highest score out of all of the public schools in Livingston County. The Accountability Scorecards assign districts and schools a color based on the number of points they amass. Points are awarded by meeting various goals set by the MDE. Districts and schools earn two points for each goal met, one point for each goal met by showing improvement and zero points if the goal is not met.
Howell Public Schools earned enough points this year to earn a lime green ranking. However, it received a yellow ranking because it did not meet proficiently targets in one subgroup and did not have enough participation in another subgroup. These are both areas that the district will be addressing through its district and school improvement plans.
“While MDE did not release scorecards for the 2014-2015 school year due to the transition from the MEAP test to the M-STEP exam, I am very pleased to share that Howell Public Schools saw its score on the 2015-2016 scorecard increase 9% from the 2013-2014 scorecard.This is a great achievement for our district as it shows the growth and progress that we are making,” said Erin MacGregor, Howell Public Schools superintendent. “We still have work to do and areas to improve in, but I feel that we are on the right path to continue to see student growth and district improvement. I know we have the right team of hardworking and dedicated teachers, administrators, support staff and board members who will work diligently to ensure that all students achieve success.”
Individual Accountability Scorecards and the complete overview of the district scorecard can be found at www.mischooldata.org. This will mark the last time that the color-coded Accountability Scorecards will be used, as the Michigan Department of Education continues to develop a proposed new accountability system in compliance with the new federal law – the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).