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JCPS APR Increases for 3rd Year in a Row: Academic Progress Continues Upward Trend

 Individual student growth accounts for largest point increase


JEFFERSON CITY – According to statewide results released this week by the Missouri Department of Education for both the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and Annual Performance Reports (APR), Jefferson City Public Schools’ academic progress continues on a steady upward trend for the 2017-2018 school year. The district received 87.9 percent of available points, an increase of nearly eight percent over the 2016-2017 school year.


“Jefferson City Public Schools remains focused on our vision to become a premier school district and our mission to give hope for a better tomorrow to each and every one of our students,” said Dr. Larry Linthacum, JCPS Superintendent. “We have set high expectations for our staff to increase student performance, and it is truly inspiring to see that our efforts to raise the bar are leading to tangible results. There is still work to be done, but I believe if we keep striving to become stronger together and working towards our goals, we will see even more success in the years to come.”    


In the five areas measured by the APR, the district scored highest in Academic Achievement (39/40, 97.5%) and College and Career Readiness (27.5/30, 91.7%). The district also showed measurable progress in subgroup achievement (from 53.6% to 90% of points earned).


“Our #1 goal continues to be for 100 percent of our students to read at or above grade level,” said JCPS Chief of Learning Dr. Brian Shindorf. “The fact that we earned the maximum number of points in growth in English/Language Arts shows that our focus on teaching and learning and our dedication to reading is paying off. We believe an increase in the number of students reading at grade level will have a direct impact on performance in all academic subjects.”


Previous JCPS District APR Scores

2015: 70.7
2016: 76.1
2017: 80
2018 (current year): 87.9