The Howe Public School District is committed to setting and reaching high goals so that every student can succeed. This page provides access to the State reports showing how our school district is doing in meeting state and federal requirements.
State requirements are called Academic Performance Index (API). The seven indicators are divided into three components as follows:
Federal requirements called Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), focus on four indicators of educational success, including:
- Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP): utilizes reading/language arts and math results from all state-mandated tests;
- School Completion: Includes attendance, dropout, and graduation rates; and
- Academic Excellence: ACT scores and percent of students participating, Advanced Placement (AP) credit, and college remediation rates in reading and math.
For each indicator, a specific statewide performance target has been established. According to NCLB regulations, AYP is an "all-or-nothing" determination, in other words, schools and districts must meet all targets for all measurable student groups in order to meet AYP.
- Math Achievement
- Reading/Language Arts Achievement
- Student Participation in Testing
- Student Attendance Rates or Graduaction Rates, as applicable to the grade level
Regarding testing, eleven specific student groups are required to meet the statewide performance targets. These groups include: all students, regular students, major racial/ethnic groups (Black, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, White, Other), economically disadvantaged students, English language learners (ELL), and students with individualized education program (IEP).
We are continuing our efforts to help all our students achieve at high levels. Initiatives to enhance students learning include:
- Professional Development - we are currently training all teachers, including those who teach IEP and ELL students, in specific instructional strategies that will be incorporated in teaching reading, writing, and math.
- Providing an afterschool program to students in grades K-8 focused primarily on Reading and Math intervention.
- Providing computer assisted reading and math instruction.
- Analyzing student performance data to guide decision-making.
- School-Parent Compact
- Middle School Tutoring
- High SchoolTutoring