Cassville reports improved scores in state program

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cassville scores average of 81.8 percent, up 5 percent from 2014

The Cassville school district reported its scores in the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) improved by over five percent compared to last year.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released district data for the 2015 MSIP evaluation, and Cassville scored an average of 81.8 percent. Cassville Schools earned 114.5 points of the 140 Annual Performance Report points possible.

Program standards include: academic achievement, subgroup achievement, college and career ready, attendance and graduation rate. In 2014, Cassville earned 105.5 points with an average score of 76.1 percent.

"We are proud of our students," said Richard Asbill, Cassville superintendent. "Our teachers, administrators, and school staff are committed to ensuring our students have the greatest opportunity for success beyond Cassville schools. We strive for improvement in all areas on a daily basis and were pleased to see positive results."

"We attribute our increased score to several different areas, but we were excited to see improvements in attendance, academic achievement and college and career ready scores," said Jill LeCompte, assistant superintendent. "We know attendance is one of the most important things students can do to achieve academic success.

"Our academic achievement and CCR scores have improved due to the addition of added dual credit courses at the high school and a high percentage of our students scoring at the proficient or advanced levels on the MAP test."

Asbill said the district is always working toward continuous improvement.

"While we are excited to celebrate this achievement with our students and staff, we are eager to continue to move forward and do our best to provide students with the tools needed to succeed and be college and career ready," he said.

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