Lindbergh officials pleased with MAP scores

Lindbergh School District officials are pleased by the progress made by students as evidenced by preliminary Missouri Assessment Program, or MAP, scores, according to a news release.

Overall, Lindbergh students are performing well above the state average and Lindbergh is ranked as one of the top 10 districts in the area in both math and communication arts.

As a result of the required higher federal goals of No Child Left Behind, or NCLB, Lindbergh and all St. Louis County and St. Charles County school districts have been identified as “in need of improvement,” because no district met Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, goals.

To make AYP under the NCLB Act, students in all subgroups must meet proficiency goals.

Lindbergh has eight subgroups in math and eight in communication arts, giving us 16 subgroups.

Lindbergh met 14 of 16 subgroups, making Lindbergh a top performing district as far as subgroup achievement.

If the test scores of a single subgroup do not meet the performance targets established by the federal government, the school or the entire district fails AYP, ac-cording to the news release.

In accordance with federal guidelines, Lindbergh soon will mail a letter to every family explaining NCLB and the progress the district is making towards meeting the goals.

In the release, Lindbergh officials said it’s important to note that students showed great improvement in a number of areas:

• Overall scores are among the highest in the county and the state.

• Last year, all Lindbergh schools received recognition on the state’s Top-10 lists for MAP achievement.

• Lindbergh has been recognized every year with the state’s Distinction in Performance Award.

• Lindbergh continues to be a fully ac-credited school district.

• Lindbergh continues to be an educational best buy. In looking at Lindbergh’s benchmark districts, most districts are spending far more than Lindbergh on per- pupil expenditures.

“We can celebrate academic gains made, but we will continue to focus on making progress in the coming year,” Superintendent Jim Simpson stated in the release.