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Waynesville scores 92.9% on APR

Waynesville scores 92.9% on
Annual Performance Report
        The Waynesville R-VI School District gained 10.8% on the most recent Annual Performance Report (APR), which is the tool Missouri uses to evaluate school districts. 
        For the 2013-14 School Year, the Waynesville R-VI district received 92.9% of the total points possible with gains in college and career readiness, attendance, graduation rate, as well as gaining points in individual student performance growth. In the 2012-13 school year, the district received 82.1% of the total points possible.
        "Our focus on attendance and rigor has paid off," says Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent. "Despite the implementation of a new test and state scores going down, our APR has increased significantly. In fact, we experienced the largest overall percentage gain in APR in the Ozarks Conference, placing us in the top 3 districts in the conference in terms of APR."
        Missouri's APR scores are based on the state's MSIP 5 accountability requirements, which were established in 2011. Waynesville's scores in these areas are:
        Academic Achievement:  98.2%
        Subgroup Achievement:  85.7%
        College and Career Ready: 76.7%
        Attendance: 100%
        Graduation Rate: 100%
         "I am especially pleased about our gains in attendance where the percentage of points earned grew from 60 to 100 percent," says Dr. Trish Adkins, assistant superintendent of instructional services. "Families are adjusting to the 90-90 rule and our attendance percentage reflects their efforts to get every healthy child to school every day."
The 90-90 rule requires 90 percent of the students to be in school 90 percent of the time. To help meet this standard, the Waynesville R-VI Board of Education's policy allows for just five days of absence per semester.
        "Attendance is so important because there is a direct correlation between student attendance and student learning," Adkins says.
In the APR's supporting data, Waynesville received full points for English language arts, math and social studies; as well as 15 out of 16 points in science.
        Waynesville earned 100% of points possible in the graduation rate indicator. Since 2012, the 4-year graduation rate has increased from 82.7% to 89.4%.