Clever R-V Makes APR Gains

Each year, public schools in Missouri are scored on an Annual Performance Report (APR) that is generated by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). This annual report is an accountability measure to review the performance of districts across the state. The accountability process is lined out in the Missouri School Improvement Program, otherwise known as MSIP 5. Accountability measures include the following: Student Achievement (MAP/EOC scores), College and Career Readiness, Graduation Rate and Attendance Rate.

We are excited to announce that Clever School District received 97.1% of total points possible. That is an increase from 95.7% in 2015. Thanks to the hard work of teachers, students, parents, administration, and the greater school community, the Clever School District was able to find this continuous improvement on the APR. Continued work on comprehensive literacy, learning targets, and instructional technology, helped improve student achievement. The Christian County Headliner noted district achievements in their article, School APR Shines Countywide. Congratulations students and staff of the Clever R-V School District for a great 2016 report card!

We are committed to continuous improvement, by designing and implementing instruction that will support and develop the whole child. There is still work to be accomplished, and our district focus areas include: Mathematics; Digital Instruction; Project-based Learning; and continued work with Comprehensive literacy. Instruction throughout the district will continue to improve and evolve as we continue on this journey toward educational excellence. We want to prepare our learners to go out into the workforce with the 21st Century skills necessary to succeed: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication and Creativity.

As we continue to align our curriculum and instruction to the new standards and assessments, we are diligent to keep a sharp focus on the developmental and learning needs of all students. The focus on literacy will prepare students for the information-rich environment within which they live, and will be the foundation to support the 21st century skills and instruction. Continued work on comprehensive literacy will keep a balanced instructional approach, and lead to continued student achievement gains. We have a strong focus on Mathematics education and build learning stamina through rigor and relevance in all other disciplines. High expectations in all areas, will help support the work and achievement gains on our APR. Again, congratulations to all Clever R-V staff and students on the great gains. We look forward to another year of improved student achievement and a great APR in 2017!

Steve Carvajal, Superintendent

Robyn Gordon, Assistant Superintendent